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ICE Chief To Be Released On Bail In Child Porn Case

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(Photo Credit: BSO) Anthony Mangione

(Photo Credit: BSO) Anthony Mangione

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WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami) – A top South Florida immigration official charged in a child pornography case is expected to be released from jail in the next 24-hours on pre-trial release.

Anthony Mangione, 50, was arrested last month and charged with transportation, receipt and possession of child pornography.

He was supposed to appear at Monday morning’s hearing in West Palm Beach federal court, but instead was at the federal detention center in Miami where he underwent a psychiatric evaluation on Friday.

A federal judge ordered the mental evaluation to determine if he was at risk of harming himself if released on bail.

The results of the examination were not released in court due to privacy laws. However, both sides agreed to terms of pre-trial release which included a $75,000 bond.

In addition, he must undergo electronic monitoring, have no internet access and obey a curfew of 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

Mangione, former chief of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Miami, was charged in September after child pornography images were allegedly found on Mangione’s home computer in Parkland during a search in April.

Mangione has pleaded not guilty. If convicted, he could get up to 20 years in prison.

CBS4′s Joan Murray also found out Monday that Mangione has submitted the necessary papers to retire, meaning no matter how the case ends up, Mangione is never returning to ICE.

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