At 14, Rick Wershe Jr. became the youngest FBI informant ever and helped bring down some of Detroit’s biggest drug dealers.
Then the FBI abandoned him, and he became the dealer, until being busted with eight kilos of cocaine.
Wershe has been in prison ever since.
Shattered: White Boy Rick chronicles Wershe’s improbable life story.
Richard Wershe Jr., formerly known as “White Boy Rick,” is set to appear in court Wednesday afternoon to denounce the city of Detroit’s effort to dismiss a civil lawsuit he brought against the city, several Detroit law enforcers and others for their alleged role in his decadeslong imprisonment.
On Wednesday, supporters of Rudi Gammo, including Rick Wershe Jr., gathered outside the Oakland County courthouse. Gammo is charged with operating a city-sanctioned medical marijuana dispensary in Michigan back in 2018 before voters approved of legalizing adult use of marijuana.