http://nypost.com/2017/04/11/doctor-...drugs-for-sex/ Doctor dragged off flight was convicted of trading drugs for sex By Natalie Musumeci April 11, 2017 | 10:07am | Updated Dr. David Dao The United Airlines passenger who was hauled off an overbooked plane is a poker-playing doctor from Kentucky with a sordid past. Dr. David Dao, 69, who was captured in a now-viral video being forcibly dragged off the Louisville-bound flight at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Sunday, was working as a doctor specializing in pulmonary disease in Elizabethtown when he was convicted of trading prescription drugs for sex favors. According to documents filed with the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, Dao was arrested in 2003 on the drug-related offenses following an undercover investigation. The board’s investigation into the criminal charges found that Dao allegedly became sexually interested in a male patient whom he then made his office manager. The unidentified man then quit that job due to inappropriate remarks made by Dao, who then pursued him and arranged to give him prescription drugs in exchange for sexual acts, state the documents, filed last year. Dao went to medical school in Vietnam in the 1970s before moving to the US, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. In 2004, Dao was convicted of multiple felony counts of obtaining drugs by fraud or deceit and was later placed on five years of supervised probation, the newspaper reported. The incident Dao was involved in aboard the plane has caused a public relations disaster for United.