Drug Enforcement Administration

New York

Raymond P. Donovan, Special Agent in Charge

March 26, 2019

Contact: Erin Mulvey

Phone Number: (212) 337-2906

Former dentist sentenced to more than 10 years’ imprisonment for drug trafficking and possession of child pornography

Defendant’s victims included toddlers

BROOKLYN, N.Y. – 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.


United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Richard P. Donoghue, DEA New York Division Special Agent in Charge Ray Donovan, and FBI New York Field Office Assistant Director-in-Charge William F. Sweeney, Jr., 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,” said 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 investigation was conducted by the FBI's New York Violent Crimes Against Children International Task Force and the DEA’s New York Drug Enforcement Task Force comprising agents and officers of the DEA, New York City Police Department and the New York State Police. 


The Defendant:


Age: 62

Residence: New York, New York

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

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