FLORENCE, Italy Oct 3 Siena prosecutors
requested that JPMorgan Chase & Co stand trial for
obstructing regulators as part of a wider probe into Banca Monte
dei Paschi di Siena's purchase of Banca Antonveneta
, said a judicial source.
Prosecutors allege JPMorgan withheld information from Italian
regulators about a 1 billion euro ($1.36 billion) financing the
New York-based bank arranged for Italian bank Monte Paschi's
takeover of domestic rival Antonveneta in 2008.
Prosecutors are also seeking indictments against seven
people, including former Monte Paschi managers Giuseppe Mussari
and Antonio Vigni, for obstructing regulators, market
manipulation and falsifying filings, the judicial source said.