US attorney plans to retire after 40 years of service in Nebraska | Local
Longtime Nebraska prosecutor Jan Sharp announced his retirement plans on Friday.
Sharp served as a prosecutor in Nebraska for 40 years and intends to retire at the end of May.
He held several positions throughout his career, including Chief of Criminal Services for the United States Attorney’s Office for 17 years and First Assistant United States Attorney. He was then appointed Acting United States Attorney in 2021 following the retirement of his predecessor.
Sharp graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska Law School in 1982, beginning his long career as an assistant Lancaster County district attorney for six years.
Throughout his career, he has worked on a variety of cases including white collar crime, political corruption, drug trafficking and civil rights abuses.
“As I leave, I truly believe that during my tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I have held the best position in the legal profession,” Sharp said in a press release. “Working with people dedicated to making our communities safer is a privilege and I leave with the greatest admiration for the professionals who continue to carry out the mission.”
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