The passenger at the center of the United Airlines [Flight 3411] controversy has been identified as a doctor with a criminal past.
In February 2005, Dr. David Dao surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky -- after he was charged with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers.
The Courier-Journal reports that Dao was convicted on 6 felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit -- as well as writing prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex -- and was given 5 years probation.
In 2015 the medical board lifted the suspension, therefore allowing him to practice medicine again -- but imposed restrictions in 2016.
He can only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.
What do you think about all of this?
@united there is nothing you can say that excuses that behavior. If you cannot attain a seat, find a way around it. You're animals— Ebony Bloggiful (@EbonyBloggs) April 11, 2017
Since we're digging up "troubled pasts" now, here's just a sliver of United's. pic.twitter.com/aV23qO9S8v— Christopher Ingraham (@_cingraham) April 11, 2017