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Stolen medical documents said to be from Michael Schumacher offered for sale

Stolen medical documents alleged to belong to Michael Schumacher are being offered for sale to media, his manager says. The German motor racing great is out of a months-long coma following a skiing accident.

On Monday, Michael Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, released a statement saying that some media organizations had been asked during the past few days if they wanted to buy stolen documents and data.

"The offerer claims them to be the medical files of Michael Schumacher. We cannot judge if the documents are authentic," Kehm said.

"However, the documents are clearly stolen. The theft has been reported. The authorities are involved," she added, warning that Schumacher's managers would "press for criminal charges and damages" if the information were made public or referenced in a report.

Long recovery

The 45-year-old multiple Formula One champion left a French hospital in Grenoble last week to transfer to a facility in Switzerland to continue his recovery from a December 29 skiing accident.

Schumacher had been in a coma for months after sustaining a traumatic head injury while skiing in France.

His family and management have repeatedly called for privacy´.

se/mkg (AP, Reuters, dpa)