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.
A federal court on Monday decided to dismiss two lawsuits brought by Richard Wershe Jr., formerly known as White Boy Rick, who sued Detroit and federal law enforcement for their alleged roles in his 32-year imprisonment.
Rick Wershe, the famous FBI informant turned drug dealer in Michigan, was arrested again, this time in Florida. Police officers say Wershe attacked his girlfriend after allegedly calling her the wrong name during sex. She claimed when she tried to get away from him, he attacked her. Wershe was released on bond but is facing several charges, including battery.
Richard Wershe, a famous former FBI informant turned drug dealer in Michigan, was arrested in Miami for attacking his girlfriend during an argument that stemmed from him saying another woman’s name during sex, officials said.
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.