U.S. Attorney's Office
Eastern District of New York
(718) 254-7000
November 20, 2015

New York Dentist Arrested for Narcotics Trafficking and Distribution of Child Pornography

A criminal complaint was unsealed today in federal court in the Eastern District of New York charging John Wolf with conspiring to possess methamphetamine with intent to distribute and possession and distribution of child pornography. The defendant was arrested earlier today at his residence, and his initial appearance is scheduled for this afternoon before United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy at the U.S. Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, New York.

The charges were announced by Robert L. Capers, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Diego Rodriguez, Assistant Director in Charge, Federal Bureau of Investigation, New York Field Office, and James J. Hunt, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration, New York.

As set forth in the complaint, the defendant, a Manhattan dentist, provided dental services to a drug dealer in exchange for methamphetamine, some of which the defendant would use personally and some of which he would distribute to others.

The defendant also used his dental office as a place to view and distribute child pornography. In recorded conversations with an FBI undercover agent, the defendant admitted that he possessed child pornography and provided the undercover agent with a flash drive containing files depicting child pornography, including videos of children as young as toddlers being raped by adult men.

United States Attorney Capers expressed his grateful appreciation to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Drug Enforcement Administration, the agencies responsible for leading the investigation, and thanked the New York City Police Department and the New York State Police for their assistance.

The charges in the complaint are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

The government’s case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Moira Kim Penza.

The Defendant:

  • Name: John Wolf
  • Age: 59
  • New York, New York

If you have information regarding this case, or you believe you or a family member may have been a victim, please contact the FBI at 212/384-5000.

 

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