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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Former Dentist Sentenced To More than 10 Years’ Imprisonment for Drug Trafficking And Possession Of Child Pornography

Defendant’s Victims Included Toddlers

Earlier today, John Wolf, a former Manhattan dentist, was sentenced in federal court in Brooklyn to 121 months’ imprisonment by United States District Judge William F. Kuntz II for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possessing child pornography.  As part of his sentence, Wolf must serve 10 years’ supervised release following his imprisonment and not have unsupervised contact with minors.  Wolf will also be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison. 

Richard P. Donoghue, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, William F. Sweeney, Jr., Assistant Director-in-Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office (FBI), and Ray Donovan, Special Agent-in-Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York (DEA), announced the sentence.

“Wolf was once a successful dentist who now finds himself deservedly confined behind prison walls for conspiring to distribute dangerous drugs and sharing images of children being subjected to sexual violence,” stated United States Attorney Donoghue.  “Today’s sentence reflects the seriousness of the defendant’s crimes and demonstrates the commitment of the Department of Justice to protecting the community.”  Mr. Donoghue expressed his grateful appreciation to the FBI’s New York Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force for leading the investigation. 

Wolf pleaded guilty in October 2017 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of child pornography.  During the investigation, the defendant was consensually recorded discussing distribution of methamphetamine and provided child pornography to a person who, unbeknownst to him, was an undercover FBI agent.  The child pornography included depictions of toddlers being raped by adult men.    

The government’s case is being handled by the Office’s Organized Crime and Gangs Section.  Assistant United States Attorney Moira Kim Penza is in charge of the prosecution. 

The Defendant:

JOHN WOLF
Age:  62
Residence: New York, New York

E.D.N.Y. Docket No. 15-CR-624 (WFK)

Topic(s): 
Project Safe Childhood
Contact: 
John Marzulli: Tyler Daniels United States Attorney’s Office (718) 254-6323
Updated March 26, 2019