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Oakton Dentist Pleads Not Guilty

Hamada Makarita has been accused of illegally distributing prescription medicine to patients

Dr. Hamada Makarita pleaded not guilty Monday to .

The dentist, who owns a practice on Chain Bridge Road in Oakton, has been charged with conspiracy, health care fraud, aggravated identity theft and 12 counts of dispensing controlled substances at the U.S. District Court in Alexandria.

If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison on the health care fraud charge, 20 years in prison for conspiracy and each dispensing controlled substances charge, and a consecutive two-year sentence for the aggravated identity theft charge.

Makarita, 50, of Oakton, was  after an FBI investigation prompted by a former employee at Makarita's dental practice on Chain Bridge Road in Oakton. Makarita says  two years ago, according to court documents. 

No federal charges have been brought against Derder.

The trial, to be presided by U.S. Magistrate Leonie M. Brinkema, has been set for Nov. 5. Special Assistant to the U.S. Attorney Mazen Basrawi will prosecute the case. James R. Tate, of Tate & Bywater in Vienna, are representing Makarita.

To read previous articles on this case, click here.

Lauren Sausser contributed to this report.

 

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Only truth August 09, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Surprise surprise!!! Karen Derder has recently been fired from the dentist's office where she's been working AFTER SHE GOT FIRED by Dr. Makarita!!! This demon-of-a-woman thinks she is smarter than everyone else, thinks she's above the law, and that she can do whatever she damn well pleases. ALL of her allegations are fabricated to cover up HER OWN drug dealing, illegal prescription writing, embezzlement, fraud, deception, and illegally playing 'Doctor.' She will get what's coming to her - JAIL TIME - which is where she belongs. Unfortunately, she has a Ying daughter that will end up motherless. Of course, Karen only thinks of herself, and obviously doesn't give a second's thought about her daughter. I hope the daughter has some good Godparent's or someone somewhere that'll take better care of her than this *itch. She is an UNFIT mother and the little girl deserves better. I hope Karen didn't teach the daughter how to lie, cheat, steal, forge, and be a total sl*t like she is. Karen is going to rot in prison, which in my opinion, is too good for her sorry, miserable soul.
Anonymous November 08, 2012 at 06:28 AM
People need to STOP making assumptions... innocent until proven guilty... this is the absolute BEST doctor I've been to. Best in the area and the state probably. He is an amazing person who clearly went through a lot but he absolutely DOES NOT deserve 30 years in a federal prison. Absolutely NOT.

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