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Dr. Dao Lost Medical License in Felony conviction for exchanging drugs for sex | Apr 11, 2017

United Airlines | Dr. David Dao Convicted of Exchanging Drugs for Sex

| TMZ

“The passenger who was savagely removed from United flight 3411 is a medical doctor with a sordid history.

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 hydrocodone, 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 medical board documents … Dao denied paying for sex, but indicated he accepted sexual favors from an associate in exchange for reducing a debt that associate owed him.

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 with some restrictions. Last year, the medical board imposed even more restrictions — now he can only practice internal medicine in an outpatient facility one day a week.

Interestingly, and relevant to the United incident, one doctor assessing Dao’s case said he had interpersonal problems, noting “… he would unilaterally choose to do his own thing.”

…..Continue reading @ TMZ

 

 

David Dao, passenger removed from United flight, now in spotlight

| Courier-Journal

“When security officers yanked Dr. David Dao off a United Airlines flight Sunday, bloodying him as they dragged him down the aisle, he quickly was thrust into the international spotlight.

Videos of the incident have gone viral, with thousands of people expressing support for Dao on social media after he was taken off United Express Flight 3411 at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago on Sunday. The airline said Dao was one of four passengers selected for removal so that United personnel could be seated on the full flight.

At an Elizabethtown, Kentucky, medical practice where Dao recently worked, the incident was the talk of the office Tuesday, said Donna Nadeau, the office manager. She said reporters were calling to find out more about the man on the plane after the videos and coverage of the incident were published. United has come under scathing criticism for how it handled the situation, ranging from its insistence that passengers give up seats to the level of violence used by officers who yanked Dao from the aircraft.

“He’s a pleasant guy,” Nadeau said of Dao. “He really, really had a passion to get back into the medical field.”

Dao was trying to regain his medical license when he worked at the practice from August 2015 to August 2016, Nadeau said. Dao had surrendered his medical license in February 2005 after being convicted of drug-related offenses, according to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure last June. Broadcast and print coverage of Dao’s arrest, conviction and sentencing made his name familiar to Kentuckians.”

….Continue reading @ Courier-Journal

 

Dr. Deception’s Felony Drug Past with Patient

| DailyMail UK

‘Dr. Dao continues to maintain a pattern of deception that is inconsistent with the level of accountability necessary for a practicing physician.’

“Doctor dragged off United flight was felon who traded prescription drugs for secret gay sex with patient half his age and took them himself – and he needed anger management, was ‘not forthright’ and had control issues, psychiatrist found

  • Dr David Dao’s troubled medical past is revealed in court documents
  • His wife Teresa – also a doctor – reported him to medical authorities and his secret inappropriate gay relationship with a patient was revealed
  • Father of five, 69, was convicted of a felony – but avoided prison time  – because he was giving the man prescription drugs in return for gay sex
  • He denied the gay sex even though he was caught on camera shirtless and in his pants with Brian Case, his lover, 26, who was a fellow worshiper at his church
  • Case said he believed that Dao wanted to hook him on prescription narcotics including Oxycontin so he would keep coming to him for gay sex
  • Psychiatrist found Vietnamese-born doctor had series of issues and one doctor wrote that he ‘he would unilaterally chose to do his own thing’
  • He only got his licence back after agreeing to be drug tested and polygraphed
  • United are facing a furious backlash and boycott calls over the video; their stock price plunged as Wall Street reacted to passenger fury
  • DailyMail.com also reveals that the airline told staff he had ‘tried to strike law enforcement’ – despite no evidence for that on the video

The troubled past of the doctor who was dragged off United Airlines in an incident which has plunged the company into crisis is revealed in official documents – including his felony drugs conviction and need for ‘anger management’.

Dr David Dao had a past of illicit gay sex with a patient in return for giving, and tested positive for drugs, official documents reveal.

The medic, who specializes in lung disorders, was accused of refusing to give up his seat on Sunday’s United Express flight UA3411 flight from Chicago to Louisville for the airline’s staff.

Cellphone footage of the Vietnamese-born grandfather’s ejection has caused an uproar with critics claiming officers were heavy-handed in taking the senior from the flight.

The doctor spoke to WLKY and told them ‘everything’ was injured.

Dr Dao has not yet sued the airline but it is clear that if he did, the documents would likely be used by United in their attempt to defend their actions.

The secret sex and drugs life of the doctor first came to light in July 2003 when police alerted the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure of the allegations against him.

In October 2003 he was indicted by a Jefferson County Grand Jury for ‘criminal acts of trafficking in a controlled substance, obtaining drugs by fraud and deceit, and unauthorized prescribing, dispensing or administering of controlled substances’.

His medical license was suspended later that month.

Dr Dao underwent intense scrutiny and re-training for several years after his convictions. He also appealed unsuccessfully against conviction, including claiming the undercover video of him semi-naked broke his expectation of privacy.

His wife Dr. Theresa Dao, who was with him on the ill-fated flight, has stood by him.

She first alerted the medical authorities about her suspicions of her husband’s involvement with a patient.

In 2015, his medical license was partially re-instated with restrictions placed on his access to patients.

During his assessments the report said Dr. Dao denied paying for sex. Yet he indicated that he deducted monies owed to him… for sexual favors.

He denied trading drugs for sex while admitting to prescribing narcotics to the man while they engaged in a sexual relationship.

‘Dr. Dao continues to maintain a pattern of deception that is inconsistent with the level of accountability necessary for a practicing physician.’

His bid to renew his medical work was rejected because of the sex and lies he had been found guilty of as well as his outdated practices.

‘It is the opinion of the assessment team that Dr. Dao is not safe to practice medicine at this time. This opinion is offered within reasonable certainty and based upon available information.’

Two years later he returned to the same evaluator where a doctor Mary Gannon noted that Dr. Dao ‘lacked the foundation to navigate difficult situations, both interpersonally and in a complex profession’.

….Continue reading @ Daily Mail UK

 

Hillary Supporter Booted off DC to Seattle Flight for being a jerk

| Youtube  |  Jan 2017

“A Portland woman and her husband were kicked off of a flight from Baltimore to Seattle over the weekend, according to Alaska Airlines.

It happened after the woman demanded the man sitting next to her be moved to a different seat because he supported President Trump.

That passenger, Scott Koteskey, said he’d been in Washington D.C. to attended the presidential Inauguration.

Before the plane took off, he recorded part of the confrontation with the woman on his cell phone, which he said started the moment he sat down.

In a statement to KGW, an Alaska Airlines representative wrote:

“The female passenger was insulting passengers in the boarding area and then onboard the aircraft. Several passengers expressed concerns about her behavior. We stand by our employees’ decision to remove the disruptive passenger.”

Writing about the experience on his Facebook page, Koteskey described what happened after police removed the woman from the plane:

“As the lady was removed I saw that I was surrounded by blacks, Latinos, Asians and whites, all who had chimed in asking her to be removed and who had defended me. I was touched and moved knowing later that not all these people were Trump supporters. The black man who took the seat next to me was a registered Democrat and he and I had a very good discussion about the beauty of free speech and coming together when people insult and commit acts of violence just for having differing views.”

Koteskey concluded that the experience had been a demonstration of Americans coming together to stand up for one another.”

….More @ Youtube

 

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Refers To Lindsey Graham As One Of The ‘Women Of The Senate’

| Daily Caller

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the late Justice Antonin Scalia were honored with Allegheny College’s Prize for Civility in Public Life in Washington Monday.

During her remarks at the ceremony, Ginsburg pointed to her and Scalia’s confirmation to the court, adding she hopes “members of Congress… and others of goodwill will lead the way in restoring harmonious work ways.”

Ginsburg further pointed out two other sets of Allegheny’s honorees.

“Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain” and the “women of the Senate, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham.”

….Continue reading @ Daily Caller