Florida ICE Chief Pervert Anthony Mangione gets 70 months in prison for kiddie porn

Anthony Mangione, who once supervised and bragged about his child porn investigations is now headed to the Big House for 70 months … for possessing kiddie porn himself.

Miami Herald: Former head of ICE gets nearly 6 years in prison for Internet child porn:The law enforcement officer charged with busting child-porn cases was sentenced to 70 months in prison for transporting images of child porn on his computer (Nov 9 2012)

According to court documents, Mangione, 52, who led the fight to hunt down child-porn suspects, was caught sending pictures of children engaging in sex after AOL detected the images and contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  He also created several AOL email accounts and screen names such as BookStoreMomNC and OldrMom11 to send the pornographic images, and he emailed pictures to a former school bus driver in Delaware between March and September 2010.  Four days after the images were detected by Mangione’s Internet provider, he left for a seminar in Portugal and learned of sites that people who engage in child pornography used to wipe their computers clean. He later installed wiping software on his personal computer and erased his own evidence.

He’d tried to claim he gave it up, but it didn’t fly …

WPTV:  Anthony Mangione child porn sentencing: Ex-Immigration and Customs Enforcement chief in court today (Nov 9 2012)

Just four days after America Online detected Mangione e-mailing child pornography and shut down one of his accounts, he went to Portugal for training on how to combat child sexual exploitation, according to court records. There, he learned about software programs to wipe clean files and web-surfing histories, wrote Michael W. Grant, a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section.   Mangione then installed three wiping programs on his laptop, Grant wrote.   “As such, there is no way to tell what was on the defendant’s computer during the time that he utilized these programs,” Grant wrote. “Furthermore, even if the defendant did cease using his computer or e-mail to transport these images, there is no way to know if it was because he wanted to stop, was afraid he was going to get caught or simply found other more secure methods to continue his criminal activity.”

Huffington Post:  Anthony Mangione’s Child Porn Case: Ex-ICE Chief In Florida, Sentenced To 5 Years In Prison  (Nov 12 2012)

Anthony Mangione faced a minimum of five years in prison after pleading guilty in July to using his home computer to receive and transmit images of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct.  Mangione ran ICE’s South Florida operations from 2007 to 2011, including numerous child pornography investigations.

Government Security News:  Former Miami ICE chief sentenced on child porn charges (Nov 12 2012)

Anthony Mangione, 52, of Parkland, FL, was sentenced to 70 months in prison by a federal judge on Nov. 9, said the Department of Justice. In addition to the prison term, he was sentenced to 20 years of supervised release.  Mangione, who oversaw hundreds of ICE employees in his years as an ICE supervisor in South Florida between 2007 and 2011, pleaded guilty in a federal court in south Florida last July to one count of transportation of child pornography.

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