Ron Sharpe is a former U.S. Attorney for the District of the Virgin Islands and an experienced trial attorney whose aggressive efforts to fight fraud and public corruption led to the successful prosecution of several high-profile public servants. Ron represents and counsels companies in internal investigations, compliance, regulatory, and administrative proceedings as well as white-collar criminal defense.
While U.S. Attorney, Ron served on the Attorney General's Advisory Committee and supervised numerous civil and criminal investigations involving anticorruption, complex fraud and financial transactions, False Claims Act violations, government-contract fraud, and cybercrime. Ron engaged U.S. and foreign officials in the Caribbean region to build and reinforce coalitions with federal, local, and foreign agencies. He also led a 28-agency task force responsible for dismantling international drug trafficking and money laundering organizations. To improve community trust, Ron formed partnerships with community leaders, government officials, and members of law enforcement. Ron actively promoted the Americans with Disabilities Act and initiated a volunteer program with the U.S. Attorney's Office and the Boys and Girls Club of the Virgin Islands.
As an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Ron served as a Senior Assistant in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section and was lead counsel in dozens of jury trials and hundreds of investigations. These included complex white-collar cases, bank fraud and other financial frauds, money laundering, and homicides. He also has argued cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Transforming the Minneapolis Police Department: Reviewing the Minneapolis Police Contract – and Comparing It With Those of Other Cities
- Stanford University (J.D. 1991); Tulane University (B.S. in Management 1987)
- District of Columbia
- United States Attorney's Office for the District of the Virgin Islands, U.S. Attorney (2009-2017); First Assistant U.S. Attorney, Virgin Islands (2008-2009); Assistant U.S. Attorney, District of Columbia (1995-2008)
Inaugural Recipient, 2017 My Brother's Workshop Community Service Award for outstanding dedication and service to the youth of the Virgin Islands (April 7, 2017)
Recipient, 2016 Robert A. Shuker Memorial Award for distinguished contributions to the administration of justice (November 9, 2016)