Investigators closing in on Schumacher file thief

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Investigators are closing on the identity of the individual attempting to sell Michael Schumacher’s stolen medical file.

Bild newspaper reports that the dossier, reportedly a doctor’s letter outlining the Formula 1 legend’s precise condition prior to his recent transfer from Grenoble to Lausanne, is being touted to media outlets for about € 50,000.

The report said the seller is contacting international outlets and publications by email, signing off with the name ‘Kagemusha’.

Kagemusha, literally ‘Shadow Warrior’, is a Japanese term ordinarily meaning a political decoy. It is also the title of a 1980 film, and according to the movie database IMDb it is about a “petty thief with . . . resemblance to a samurai warlord”. (GMM)