A federal prosecutor’s body was discovered on a Hollywood, Florida beach with potential head trauma.
Brandon J. Whisenant, Jr.’s body was found Wednesday by a random individual. The police are attempting to determine if Whisenant’s death was a “homicide, suicide, or something else.”
Hollywood police spokeswoman Miranda Grossman said Thursday that the body of 37-year-old Beranton J. Whisenant Jr. was found early Wednesday by a passerby on the city’s beach. She said detectives are trying to determine if the death was a homicide, suicide or something else.
Whisenant worked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami in its major crimes unit. He had joined the office in January. Court records show he had been handling several visa and passport fraud cases.
Acting U.S. Attorney Benjamin G. Greenberg said in a statement that Whisenant was a “great lawyer and wonderful colleague.” The office declined to comment on the investigation.
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Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr. Recognized by the National Bar Association
Foley & Mansfield is pleased to announce that Beranton J. Whisenant, Jr., a partner in the firm’s Miami office, has been named a “Trailblazer Under 40” by the National Bar Association (the “NBA”), the nation’s oldest and largest bar association of African American Attorneys. He was recognized as a dynamic member who has achieved prominence and distinction in the law, and has demonstrated a strong commitment to advancing the goals and mission of the National Bar Association. Whisenant will be awarded a NBA “Torch” at a ceremony this July during the organization’s 2014 89th Annual Convention in Atlanta, Georgia.
The NBA is a professional network of more than 20,000 lawyers, judges, educators and law students, with 84 affiliate chapters throughout the United States and affiliations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Africa and the Caribbean. The organization is committed to protecting the civil and political rights of the citizens and residents of the United States. For more information, visit http://www.nationalbar.org.
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