Dr. David Dao became famous for being dragged off United flight 3411.
Turns out, Dao was already sort of famous.
According to TMZ, he made $234,664 in the World Series of Poker.
United Airlines Doctor David Dao Killed It In World Series of Poker https://t.co/M2kg8u9Yme— TMZ (@TMZ) April 11, 2017
Dr. Dao made his money while his medical license was suspended in Kentucky.
From the New York Post:
The passenger hauled off a United flight is a lung doctor with a taste for gambling, a history of angry outbursts — and a conviction for trading narcotics prescriptions and cash for gay sex in motels.Of course, Dao will be taking legal action against United, and I'm sure he'll receive much more than the winnings he got playing poker.
...Dao’s own medical license was suspended in 2003 following his arrest on charges including unlawful prescribing and trafficking in a controlled substance.
He was accused of providing prescriptions for Vicodin and other narcotics to a former patient he later hired as his office manager, who was identified in news reports at the time as Brian Case.
The men repeatedly hooked up in motels, with Dao paying Case around $200 each time and also sharing in the drugs, according to a 130-page file compiled by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
...Dao was convicted after a trial and sentenced to five years’ probation after the judge agreed to suspend a prison term of two-plus years recommended by the jury.