Detroit historian: White Boy Rick Wershe prison release way overdue
DETROIT Richard White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. is set to be released from prison on Monday after 32 years behind bars. Wershe was only 14 years old when he was recruited by the FBI in Detroit as a highly-paid, drug-dealing informant. Though the story of White Boy Rick has been well-shared across Metro Detroit for decades, the story also made national headlines over the years. Burstein even served as a consultant for the White Boy Rick film. When you add in the factors of all the mitigating circumstances considering that he was recruited out of eight grade and turned into a drug dealer, the U.S. government actually created the persona that is White Boy Rick, Burnstein added.
Video shows Richard Wershe Jr. leaving Florida prison
In this video above, you can see Richard Wershe Jr., a.k.a. White Boy Rick, behind the prison gate using a sheet to hide his face after his release from prison. In the video, Wershe is sitting in the back seat of a BMW sport utility vehicle. He was then transferred to a Florida prison because of a crime he committed while behind bars in Michigan. Read more: White Boy Rick Wershe Jr. to return to Metro Detroit after release
White Boy Rick Wershe released from prison after 32 years
DETROIT White Boy Rick Wershe, imprisoned for selling drugs as a teenager more than 30 years ago, was released Monday. VIDEO: Richard Wershe Jr. leaves Florida prisonAttorney Ralph Musilli has fought for Wershes freedom for years. When officials didnt need him anymore, he sold drugs and became known as White Boy Rick.FULL COVERAGE: The story of White Boy RickHe got caught dealing drugs and was sentenced to life in prison, but after 30 years, he was released. Wershe spent additional time in a Florida prison for committing felonies behind bars. Former FBI agent John Anthony told Local 4 that Wershe helped expose police corruption and got a raw deal.