Former Head of ICE Gets Nearly 6 Years in Prison for Child Porn

Anthony V. Mangione offered no clear explanation in court why he started viewing child pornography

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    Anthony Mangione had faced a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison.

    The former chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement South Florida office has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison on a child pornography charge.

    Anthony V. Mangione, 52, offered no clear explanation in court Friday about why he started viewing child pornography, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

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    EXCLUSIVE VIDEO:The head of Immigration and Customs in South Florida Anthony Mangione leaves jail to go to court on Wednesday. He pleaded not guilty to three child pornography charges and was ordered held without bond Wednesday in West Palm Beach Federal court. (Published Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011)

    "I'm pretty much a broken guy," Mangione told U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra. "I feel like I'm in a hole eight feet deep with six feet of dirt on top."

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    Anthony Victor Mangione, head of Immigration and Customs in South Florida pleaded not guilty to three child pornography charges and was ordered held without bond Wednesday in West Palm Beach Federal court. (Published Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011)

    Mangione ran ICE's South Florida operations from 2007 to 2011, including numerous child pornography investigations. A 27-year veteran of the agency and its predecessors, he retired a few months after investigators searched his home and office computers in April 2011.

    Mangione had up to 150 images of child pornography, some depicting the "extreme abuse of children," according to federal prosecutors.

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