You knew this was going to happen. The doctor who was indignantly dragged off an overbooked United flight has a criminal record.
Dr. David Dao was charged in 2005 with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers. Prosecutors claimed Dao fraudulently filled prescriptions for hydocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet.
Dr. Dao was also convicted on 6 felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit and in 2005 was given 5 years probation.
Dao was also convicted for writing prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex.
In February, 2005, Dr. Dao surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky. In 2015 the medical board lifted the suspension and allowed him to practice medicine again. Last year, the medical board imposed restrictions on his right to practice. He can only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.
Okay, so buddy was anything but an upstanding citizen.
However, it has been over a decade since his pill-slinging struggle and that doesn’t excuse the way those Chicago cops manhandled him. So United can still catch this slander.
Over under it was someone on United’s payroll that slid this alleged info over to the media? Just saying.
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