Mystery ensues after federal prosecutor found dead in Florida

Yahoo News

Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a Miami federal prosecutor and father of three after his body was found on a beach in Hollywood, Florida, on Wednesday.

The body was identified by local police as Beranton Whisenant Jr., 37, and his cause of death is currently being investigated as a crime. Police say he suffered a head wound.

Whisenant worked in the major crimes unit of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami. 

Whisenant had been working on visa and passport fraud cases, according to court documents. He also taught a paralegal program at the University of Miami.

The U.S. Attorney’s office did not comment about the circumstances or cause of death, but Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg did say in a statement the office was “saddened” and “shocked” to learn of Whisenant’s death.

“The U.S. Attorney’s Office family was deeply saddened and shocked to learn of Beranton’s death,” Greenberg said. “He was a great lawyer and wonderful colleague, and we will miss him deeply. Our thoughts are with Beranton’s family and friends.”

Michael Feiler, a local lawyer says he knew Whisenant, told the Miami Herald, that “he was the epitome of a gentleman and possessed an exceptional legal mind.”–abc-news-topstories.html

5 thoughts on “Mystery ensues after federal prosecutor found dead in Florida

  1. Probably payback, and almost certainly deserved, knowing the kinds of “crimes” that are on the books.

  2. “Authorities in Florida are investigating the death of a Miami federal prosecutor…”

    No need to read past the opening sentence to figure out why this POS got smoked.

    Kudos to the executioner.

    Just doing what needs to be done.

  3. Hollywood, FL is crowded with Russian mafia…has been ever since perestroika….very violent area. These guys make NY mafia look like boy scouts. I wonder if there’s a tie-in somehow.
    Joke: When Putin wanted to get some insider info on the US, the Kremlin got all excited….”He went to Jared!”

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