S. Fla. ICE Chief Arrested In Child Porn Investigation

Published On: Oct 12 2011 03:41:24 PM EDT
Updated On: Sep 27 2011 04:12:02 AM EDT
MIAMI -

The chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in South Florida has been arrested as part of a child pornography investigation.

Broward County jail records show 50-year-old Anthony Mangione was taken into custody Tuesday. Federal investigators searched Mangione's home in April and found child pornography images on his Computer, according to investigators.

Authorities say Mangione is likely to make his initial court appearance Wednesday when the exact charges would typically be made public. Court records do not indicate whether Mangione has an attorney.

Mangione has been chief of ICE's Miami-based office since 2007. He has been on paid administrative leave since spring. Neither ICE nor Justice Department officials would comment further.

Investigators previously said the search was based on an alert from America Online, where Mangione had an e-mail account.

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