Florida ICE Chief Arrested for Child Porn, First Appearance

By: Joan Murray Email
By: Joan Murray Email

WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- Anthony Mangione faced a federal judge for the first time in West Palm Beach. He seemed almost nervous twisting the metal handcuffs on his wrist. The longtime federal agent finds himself on the other side of the law.

It is a stunning accusation for Mangione who is a powerful ICE agent, now charged with possessing, transporting and receiving child pornography. Charges that could send him to prison for at least five years.

In court Mangione pleaded not guilty and because prosecutors expressed a concern about his mental health the judge ordered a psychological evaluation

"The government has concerns he might melt down. There is no such real concern and its going to be addressed," said defense attorney David Howard.

Those close to Mangione left court in a hurry, refusing to comment on the allegations.

Mangione was first placed on leave from his job, five months ago, after a task force began looking into an alert that he had received images of child pornography on his home computer.

The probe grew culminating in his arrest Tuesday outside a grocery store in Coral Springs.

Ironically, as special agent in charge of ICE's South Florida office Mangione often investigated child predators along with suspected terrorists and drug traffickers

The next stop for Mangione is a psychological evaluation. He'll return to federal court in two weeks at which time a judge will consider releasing him before his trial.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 30, 2011 at 08:32 AM
    Deport him to PervLand.
  • by olereb Location: occupied Tallahassee on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:13 PM
    What would you expect,he works for the yankee government,headquarted in Washington DC. He learned all he knowes in DC.
  • by drug buster Location: fl on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM
    i luv it.
  • by Anon Location: Tally on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM
    Gives new meaning to, "Ice, Ice baby!" Sick man.
  • by American mother Location: Thomasville on Sep 29, 2011 at 09:26 AM
    This is disgusting! Too bad they can't deport his sorry tale rather than the immigrants that actually come here and live decent, hard-working lives!
  • by John Location: Valdostaq on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:41 AM
    Book'em, Daniel!! HaHa
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      by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 09:39 AM in reply to John
      It's "Book Em Danno". Epic fail. HA HA
  • by Watchin on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:37 AM
    This comment has been deleted.
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      by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 09:39 AM in reply to Watchin
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      by ricky on Sep 29, 2011 at 10:15 AM in reply to Watchin
      do you think he cares? he is going to be fired anyway when we privitize prison's.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    What?? a Bad cop? Never!! LEO's set the example for us everday citizens.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 29, 2011 at 07:12 AM
    hmmm? looking at his picture, this is what you people do, so i'm not surprise.
  • by Don Location: Tally on Sep 29, 2011 at 06:55 AM
    SHAME,SHAME,everyone knows your name
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