Longtime Nebraska prosecutor Jan Sharp announced his plans for retirement Friday.
Sharp served as a prosecutor in Nebraska for 40 years and intends to step down at the end of May.
He held multiple positions throughout his career including Criminal Chief for the United States Attorney’s Office for 17 years and First Assistant United States Attorney. He was later appointed to Interim United States Attorney in 2021 following the retirement of his predecessor.
Sharp graduated with distinction from the University Of Nebraska College of Law in 1982, beginning his long career serving as a Deputy Lancaster County Attorney for six years.
Throughout his career, he worked on a variety of cases including white collar crime, political corruption, drug trafficking and civil rights violations.
“As I leave, I truly believe that during my tenure in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, I held the best job 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 utmost admiration for the professionals who continue to carry out the mission.”
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Sharp’s successor will be appointed by the United States District Court following his retirement.