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Doctor to face Nevada charges

By Augie Frost and Jim Killackey Modified: March 7, 2008 at 6:20 am •  Published: March 7, 2008
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A psychiatrist practicing in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas was released from jail Thursday on the condition he return to Las Vegas, where he has been charged with passing more than $300,000 in bogus checks, according to Las Vegas police.

Dr. David Earl Linden, 54, of Edmond, was arrested Feb. 28 at his office at 1608 NW Expressway by Oklahoma County sherriff's deputies, according to an arrest report. He is facing felony charges in Nevada.

Linden is accused of writing a $150,000 check at the Las Vegas Hilton, a $100,000 check at Caesars Palace and a $50,000 check at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The bogus checks were written between January and May of 2007, according to Las Vegas police.

He had been in the Oklahoma County jail for a week before a judge ordered him released under the condition that he appear in court in Nevada to face his felony charges.

He was being held in lieu of $3 million bail.

About his past troubles
Linden has been on probation for sexual misconduct in his medical practice since November of 2006, according to records obtained from the Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision.

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