The saga of Detroit's 'White Boy Rick'
04/04/2017 1:25 pm PDT
UPDATE July 17, 2017 : After spending nearly 30 years in prison as Michigan's longest-serving non-violent criminal, "White Boy Rick" Wershe was granted parole, reports WXYZ .
His name is Rick Wershe. He became known on the streets of Detroit as "White Boy Rick."
No one would have guessed that Wershe was a drug dealer. But the teenager managed to become a kingpin in Detroit's cocaine underworld.
However, the one thing no one knew about White Boy Rick is that he says he was working for the feds.
There is a new documentary about Rick Wershe called White Boy: The True Story of an Urban Legend.
There is also a big-screen film set to begin shooting in April, starring Matthew McConaughey as Wershe's father. The two reportedly met in prison a few weeks ago. The film's producer says he hopes Rick will be out of prison in time for the premiere.
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