Broward Sheriff’s Office

Anthony V. Mangione is shown in a booking photo.

By NBCMiami.com

MIAMI — The former chief of the U.S. Immigration and Customs  Enforcement South Florida office has been sentenced to nearly six years in  prison on a child pornography charge.

Anthony V. Mangione, 52, offered no clear explanation in court  Friday about why he started viewing child pornography, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.

“I’m pretty much a broken guy,” Mangione told U.S. District  Judge Kenneth Marra. “I feel like I’m in a hole eight feet deep with six feet of  dirt on top.”

Mangione ran ICE’s South Florida operations from 2007 to 2011,  including numerous child pornography investigations. A 27-year veteran of the  agency and its predecessors, he retired a few months after investigators  searched his home and office computers in April 2011.

He was arrested in September 2011 and pleaded guilty this July to emailing child porn images.

Mangione had up to 150 images of child pornography, some  depicting the “extreme abuse of children,” according to federal prosecutors.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/11/15082774-former-ice-official-gets-nearly-6-years-in-prison-over-child-porn?lite