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People Michael Schumacher's medical records theft suspect found dead

The man, who has not been named, was arrested in Zurich, Switzerland on Tuesday (05Aug14) and denied any wrongdoing when he was interrogated by police.

Officers found him dead in his holding cell on Wednesday morning (06Aug14) when they arrived to bring him breakfast.

The suspect worked for Rega, a Swiss helicopter airlift firm which was involved Schumacher's transfer from a French hospital to a Swiss medical centre after he emerged from a coma in June (14) following a near-fatal skiing accident in December (13).

The star's medical files were stolen and offered for publication in June (14).

Police said the case would now "probably" be closed as they have no other suspects.

Express
07/08
5 Points
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Schumacher medical files: Theft suspect found hanged in jail

He was found in his Zurich jail cell on Wednesday.Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland. His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

A man arrested on suspicion of leaking Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his cell, Swiss police say.

The man, who has not been named, was a manager at Swiss air rescue firm Rega.

Michael Schumacher's medical records were allegedly stolen and offered for sale to several newspapers.

The ex-F1 champion suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France last December and was flown by Rega to a Swiss hospital in June.

Prosecutors had been investigating a possible breach of privacy at Rega.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday but denied any wrongdoing. He was found in his Zurich jail cell on Wednesday.

Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland.

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

The records were apparently being offered to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

In June, Schumacher's family announced that he was no longer in the medically-induced coma aimed at reducing swelling in his brain.

BBC
06/08
15 Points
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Man 'who stole Michael Schumacher's medical notes' found hanged in prison

The man was suspected of leaking the highly sensitive and confidential document.

He was arrested on Tuesday but has been found hanged in his police cell.

Swiss prosecutors said there was no indication of a third party being involved in his death.

Schumacher, 45, suffered life-threatening head injuries in December after a horrific ski accident in the French resort of Meribel.

He was treated in Grenoble Hospital until June 16 when he was transferred to University Hospital Lausanne in Switzerland.

He was taken by ambulance but Rega, a Swiss helicopter company, was also sent Schumacher's medical dossier when helicopter transport was being considered.

It is believed the man who was yesterday arrested was a manager at Rega.

European media was offered Schuamcher's medical file for 60,000 Swiss Francs. 

It contained detailed information about his treatment since his accident.

French prosecutors launched a criminal investigation into the alleged theft.

A statement made by Zurich police read: "A man arrested following the theft of Michael Schumacher's records was found hanged in his Zurich police prison cell. 

"Based on findings by the investigators, there was no intervention by a third party in this case."

Seven-time F1 champion Schumacher, 45, suffered serious brain injuries in a skiing accident in the French Alps on December 29 and was not expected to last the night because his injuries were so severe. 

He underwent two emergency operations within 24 hours and his life hung in the balance for weeks.

He was discharged from hospital in June and is now in a rehabiliation clinic in Lausanne, not far from his £35 million pound mansion home.

A brief statement from Zurich prosecutors today said: "A man has been found on the morning of Wednesday 6 August 2014 hanged in his cell in the Zurich jail.

"There are no references to third-party influence according to the recent findings of the Zurich Canton Police Department and the public prosecutor's Office.

"The deceased was arrested in connection with the transfer of medical records by Michael Schumacher on the 5th August 2014."

It was as an officer checked on him shortly after 7.00am that his body was discovered.

Ernst Kohler, CEO and Chairman of the executive board of Rega, said: "We are all deeply affected.

"We know that this member of Rega staff was yesterday taken on suspicion of violation of professional secrecy into police custody and allegedly committed suicide in the night.

"This tragic event makes us sad and speechless.

"Our thoughts and sincere condolences are at this very moment with the relatives of the deceased and the people close to him."

Express
06/08
6 Points
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Schumacher medical files: Theft suspect found hanged in jail

He was found in his Zurich jail cell on Wednesday.Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland. His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

A man arrested on suspicion of leaking Michael Schumacher's medical files has been found hanged in his cell, Swiss police say.

The man, who has not been named, was a manager at Swiss air rescue firm Rega.

Michael Schumacher's medical records were allegedly stolen and offered for sale to several newspapers.

The ex-F1 champion suffered a head injury in a skiing accident in France last December and was flown by Rega to a Swiss hospital in June.

Prosecutors had been investigating a possible breach of privacy at Rega.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday but denied any wrongdoing. He was found in his Zurich jail cell on Wednesday.

Schumacher, 45, was transferred on 16 June from a hospital in the French city of Grenoble to Lausanne in Switzerland.

His medical documents were shared with the medical and rescue teams involved in planning his move, including Rega.

Schumacher's manager, Sabine Kehm, said last month that the F1 ex-champion's medical files had been "clearly stolen" and were being offered for sale.

The records were apparently being offered to media across Europe for 50,000 euros (£40,000, $68,000).

In June, Schumacher's family announced that he was no longer in the medically-induced coma aimed at reducing swelling in his brain.

BBC
06/08
1 Points
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Tech Schumacher medical file suspect found hanged

A man who was being detained as part of an investigation into the theft of a Michael Schumacher medical file has been found hanged.

Prosecutors said the suspect was discovered in his cell.

Officials are not linking anyone else to his death.

He worked for an air ambulance service which transported Schumacher from a French hospital to Switzerland following his ski accident late last year.

The man was arrested on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a violation of secrecy of the seven-time F1 champion’s medical records.

Schumacher, a keen skier, suffered serious brain injuries in Meribel, in the French Alps, on December 29.

Metro
06/08
1 Points
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