Immigration Chief Accused of child pornography Miami

28 September 2011

Anthony Mangione, 50, was arrested Tuesday and arraigned Wednesday. Mangione was accused of transporting and receiving, between March and September 2010, images of minors in sexually explicit conduct. It is also believed that he had messages stored electronically with additional photos of child pornography during that period. Fighting child pornography is one of the tasks of the ICE office in Miami.  

The Miami Herald, citing sources close to the case, said he Mangione was on administrative leave with pay since April after federal agents confiscated his personal computer.  Your ISP, which monitors the distribution of child pornography on its users, alerted a national non-profit allegedly sent the images to the computer Mangione, according to sources quoted by the newspaper. ICE officials, the FBI and the Justice Department in Miami and Washington have not revealed details of the case against the prominent federal agent.  If convicted, he Mangione faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison and a maximum sentence of 20 years on the charge of transporting child pornography, and a minimum of five years and a maximum of 20 on the charge of receipt of such material.