Russia has demanded that Spain extradite her to Dr. Yevgeny Blum, accused of defrauding Russian skier Maria Chadayeva, under the pretext of providing rehabilitation services after her injury.
Blum is accused under Part 4 of Article 159 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation of “stealing another person’s property by deception and abuse of trust on a particularly large scale.”
According to the investigation, Bloom took advantage of the post-traumatic condition that Chadayeva suffered after suffering a fractured spine during her training in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, where the injury made her lose the ability to walk.
Bloom persuaded her to enter into a contract to provide rehabilitation services worth more than 29 million rubles.
After the end of the treatment journey, the Russian skier did not regain her ability to walk, as it was impossible to restore the spinal cord functions that Bloom had promised in the event of injury and could not be achieved through any rehabilitation measures.
And in October 2018, Chadayeva filed a lawsuit against the Bloom Clinic, following treatment sessions that did not lead to the restoration of the promised motor functions of the hips and legs.
Blum was arrested in Spain on February 26, and released at a later time after he pledged not to leave Spanish soil.
The name Blum has been on the international wanted list since August 2020.