'White Boy Rick' granted parole after nearly 30 years 07/14/2017 8:27 am PDT Facebook Logo Twitter WXYZ via WXYZ MICHIGAN -- (WXYZ) -- After spending nearly 30 years in prison as Michigan's longest-serving non-violent criminal, "White Boy Rick" Wershe was granted parole. According to the Michigan Parole Board, they decided to grant him parole after a public hearing on June 8 at the G. Robert Cotton Correctional Facility. Now, Wershe can be released as early as mid-August from the Michigan Department of Corrections system. He was sentenced to serve five years in prison in Florida after begin convicted on racketeering and conspiracy to commit racketeering charges in 2006. FULL STORY: 'White Boy Rick' granted parole after nearly 30 years - WXYZ CWD: THE SAGA OF DETROIT'S 'WHITE BOY RICK' #Michigan #WXYZ Related Stories The saga of Detroit's 'White Boy Rick'