DETROIT (CBS DETROIT/ AP) — A one-time FBI informant-turned-Detroit drug lord will be released from a Florida prison earlier than expected.
It’s reported that Richard “White Boy Rick” Wershe Jr. is scheduled to be freed Aug. 17, 2020. His release date has been moved up for good behavior.READ MORE: Former Educator At Wayne, Genesee Schools Charged In Sexual Assault Investigation
Wershe’s original release date was April 2021.
The 50-year-old spent three decades behind bars in Michigan on drug charges.READ MORE: Teen Charged In Fatal Stabbing Of Hamtramck Man
In 2017 he was paroled and sent to Florida to serve time for a 2006 conviction involving a car-theft ring while he was imprisoned.
Wershe was already an FBI informant at age 14 and helped convict several Detroit drug kingpins. But he was arrested in 1987 with 9,000 grams of cocaine and $30,000 cash.
His story is told in the 2018 movie “White Boy Rick” starring Matthew McConaughey.MORE NEWS: Gas-Powered Muscle Cars Drive Into The Sunset, Turn Electric
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