United Airlines Passenger Convicted for Exchanging Drugs for Sex

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?

 
 
 
 
 
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