Jan Sharp, U.S. attorney in Nebraska, will retire at end of the month

Jan Sharp
U.S. Attorney Jan Sharp

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Jan Sharp, the interim U.S. attorney in the District of Nebraska, announced Friday that he will retire at the end of May.

He was appointed in 2021 and has spent 40 years as a prosecutor.

Sharp, a Nebraska native, graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Law in 1982.

He served as a deputy Lancaster County attorney for six years, working on a variety of cases, from white-collar crime to homicide.

Sharp joined the U.S. Attorney’s Office in 1988 and was elevated to criminal chief in 2001. Then-U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly named him an assistant U.S. attorney in 2018.

“I have been blessed to have worked with so many talented and dedicated attorneys, support staff and law enforcement officers over my 40-year career,” Sharp said in a press release. “I was also fortunate to have practiced in front of Judges who were intelligent, collegial, and completely committed to the honorable performance of their duties.”

The U.S. District Court will appoint another interim U.S. attorney to serve until a presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed U.S. Attorney can fill the position.

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