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.
Lauren Sausser contributed to this report.
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