Source: Miami Herald
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.
The former Miami chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement was sentenced to nearly six years in prison and 20 years of supervised release on Friday after pleading guilty to Internet child-pornography charges.
In court on Friday, Anthony Mangione did not say why he started viewing child pornography, the Sun-Sentinel reported from West Palm Beach.
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.
Investigators found a dozen computers and 16 cellphones when they searched Mangione’s Parkland home in April 2011. Soon after, Mangione retired from ICE after being sent on administrative leave.
The Chief investigator for child trafficking and related offenses is caught by AOL and didn’t understand how internet perpetrators are caught?? Not only should we question the integrity and personalities of our authorities, I think we need to re-examine their credentials for the job they are hired for! AND he was allowed to *retire*!? What a disgrace.
David Howard, Mangione’s attorney, defended the 27-year law enforcement officer in a court filing saying that Mangione had “successfully overcame his” problems in an attempt to get the U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra to sentence Mangione to the mandatory minimum of five years in prison.
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