New information has been released about the doctor who was forcibly removed from the United Airlines flight 3411.
According to information retrieved from TMZ, Dr. David Dao had his license suspended in February of 2005 after he was found to have been illegally prescribing and trafficking drugs in exchange for sexual favors.
Several medical board documents indicate that Dao denied paying for sex, but did accepted sexual favors from an associate in exchange for reducing a debt the associate owed him.
Dr. was charged with 98 felony drug counts for illegally prescribing and trafficking hydocodone, Oxycontin and Percocet but was only convicted on 6 counts.
In 2015 the medical board lifted his suspension and Dao to practice medicine under several restrictions, however in 2016, the medical board imposed even more restrictions on Dao, only allowing him to practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.
Dr. Dao originally made headlines earlier this week, when he was forcibly removed off an overbooked United Airlines flight, after he was randomly selected by computers due to a lack of volunteers.
— Jayse D. Anspach (@JayseDavid) April 10, 2017
United Airlines defended themselves, saying that they followed all the correct procedures for dealing with situations as this.
“We followed the right procedures,” United spokesman Charlie Hobart told the Associated Press in a phone interview. “That plane had to depart. We wanted to get our customers to their destinations, and when one gentleman refused to get off the aircraft, we had to call the Chicago Police Department.”
One other couple was also selected to be removed from the flight and did so without incident.
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