Somebody Swiped, Is Trying to Sell F1 Champ's Med Files

Schumacher's records stolen from French hospital
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 24, 2014 1:03 AM CDT
Somebody Is Trying to Sell Schumacher's Medical Files
Germany's former Formula One World Champion Michael Schumacher looks up ahead of a 2008 race in Germany.   (AP Photo/Eckehard Schulz, File)

Michael Schumacher's medical files have been stolen from a hospital in France and are being offered for sale to the media, the F1 champ's manager warns. The files taken from a hospital in Grenoble where Schumacher spent months in a coma after a skiing accident last December contain details of surgical procedures and are being offered for close to $70,000, according to the Telegraph.

The manager says while it's not clear if the documents on offer are authentic, they have clearly been stolen and, since it is illegal to buy or publish confidential medical data, she will "press for criminal charges and damages against any publication of the content or reference to the medical file," CNN reports. The 45-year-old racing legend finally emerged from his coma earlier this month and is now undergoing rehabilitation in Switzerland. (More Michael Schumacher stories.)

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