Shocking information is being revealed about the doctor who was violently dragged off an United Airlines flight on Sunday.
People around the world were in complete and utter disgust on Monday when a video hit the web of Dr. David Dao being forcefully removed from the seat he paid for.
After overbooking the flight from Chicago to Louisville, the airlines chose the doctor at random to give up his seat. But things took a disturbing turn when he didn’t comply.
According to the airlines, Dao became belligerent when he was asked to leave the aircraft. That’s when officers ferociously grabbed him, pulled him over three armrests, busted his lip and dragged him down the aisle. Per the airlines, he was not complying with standard procedure.
Although the man was wildly mistreated and the airline’s actions were completely inexcusable, new details about the doctor’s past might alter opinion about the victim.
Here are five shocking revelations about Dr. Dao.
According to TMZ, Dao was 1. “charged in 2005 with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking painkillers.” Apparently, prosecutors accused the doctor of fraudulently filling prescriptions for “hydocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet.”
2. That same year, Dao was given 5 years probation after being convicted on 6 felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit.
3. Dao’s past also apparently includes being convicted for “writing prescriptions and checks to a patient in exchange for sex.”
4. Following the string of legal woes, in February 2005, Dao “surrendered his license to practice medicine in Kentucky.” But ten years later, the medical board “lifted the suspension and allowed him to practice medicine again.”
5. Fast forward to one year later, in 2016, the medical board put restriction on his practice. Now, according to TMZ, Dao can “only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.”
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