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Schumacher 'medical' documents stolen: management

Published on Jun 24, 2014 4:09 PM
 
Ferrari Formula One driver Michael Schumacher of Germany looks on during a news conference at the Mugello racetrack in Scarperia, central Italy in this Jan 24, 2006, file photo. Documents relating to Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star's management said Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski crash in December. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

GENEVA (AFP) - Documents relating to Michael Schumacher have been stolen, the Formula One star's management said Monday, with the thieves claiming them to be medical records about his coma from a devastating ski crash in December.

"For several days stolen documents and data are being offered for sale. The offeror claims them to be the medical file of Michael Schumacher," the German's spokeswoman Sabine Kehm said in a statement.

"We cannot judge if these documents are authentic. However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved," she added.

Kehm warned against either the purchase or the publication of the data, stressing: "The contents of any medical files are totally private and confidential and must not made available to the public." She vowed to sue "against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file." Schumacher was transferred from a French hospital to a facility in Switzerland earlier this month after emerging from a coma.

 
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