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Michigan's longest-serving juvenile defender has more time to serve

Posted at 8:41 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 20:41:54-04

LANSING, Mich. — The longest-serving juvenile defender in Michigan's history will not be getting out of a Florida prison early.

That means Rick Wershe, better known as "White Boy Rick," will remain behind bars in Florida until October of 2020.

He was granted parole in Michigan in June of 2017 after spending nearly thirty years behind bars.

Wershe was 17-years-old when he was caught with 15-pounds of cocaine and was given a life sentence.

This occurred even though he worked as a police informant.

He was in prison when he was convicted in a Florida stolen car investigation.

Wershe was turned over to U.S. Marshals and booked in a Florida prison in September of 2017.

He is now scheduled to be released in Florida on October 26th, 2020.

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