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Richard Wershe Jr is also known as White Boy Rick who is an American convicted drug dealer and former informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. His sister’s boyfriend introduced him to the world of crime. He met the Curry brothers who were considered to be the drug kingpins of his neighborhood at the time.
Once the Curry brothers were sent to jail Richard replaced them as a major drug dealer. In 1987, he was arrested and spent 30 years of his life in prison. In 2017, he was given parole but he again got involved in a car theft ring he was sentenced to serve five more years.
Height / Weight / Age
The weight of Richard Wershe’s is 79 kg and 174 lbs in pounds. This criminal stands with a height of 188 cm or 6’2” in feet inches. His body measurement is 40-32-35 approximately whereas his biceps size is 15.5 inches. His eye color is blue and his blonde hair color but he is now bald. In July 2020, he will turn 51 years old.
As he is a criminal who spends most of his time in prison failed to accumulate any wealth. Hence, his net worth is not available.
Education / Family
On July 18, 1969, Richard was born to Richard Wershe Sr. and Darlene McCormick in Michigan. He has an elder sister named Dawn. When he was five years old, his parents opted for separation and along with his sister, he stayed with his father. He was raised in a lower-middle-class household on the East Side of Detroit and lived in the small brick house on Hampshire Street at Dickerson Avenue.
He attended a local high school but had quit education in 1985 as he was introduced to criminals and crime. He found numerous ways to earn money including hawking surplus electronics, satellite TV equipment, sporting goods, and devices to pirate cable TV.
Richard Wershe Jr
|Birth Place||Michigan, United States|
|Date Of Birth||July 18, 1969|
|Height||In centimeters – 188 cm
In feet inches – 6’2”
|Weight||In kilograms – 79 kg
In pounds – 174 lbs
|Hair Color||Blonde (mostly bald)|
|College||High school dropout|
|Home Town||Michigan, United States|
|Fathers Name||Richard Wershe Sr|
|Mothers Name||Darlene Wershe
Career / Fashion And Style
Terrence Bell introduced Richard to the world of crime. He started his criminal activities with small burglaries which were accompanied by Bell. By 1984, Richard contacted the FBI, and the agents came to his house and started showing pictures of the Curry brothers and their associates.
Wershe Jr recognized them and became an informant for the FBI at the age of 14. He started making money as he provided information to the FBI agents. Once the Curry brothers collapsed and the FBI was done with Wershe Jr, he decided to become a drug dealer and bought cocaine from a Miami-based supplier named Art Derrick.
While helping the FBI, he played an instrumental role in Operation Backbone, which resulted in the arrests of several corrupt Detroit police officers. In 2017, he was relocated to Florida State Prison to serve another sentence for his involvement in a car theft ring. Currently, he is kept at the Reception and Medical Center state prison in Lake Butler.
Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife and More
Here is the list of Richard Wershe’s favourite things.
|Favourite Actors||Matt Damon|
|Favourite Actress||Alexandra Daddario|
|Favourite Holiday Destination||Paris|
|Favorite Food||Italian Food|
Some Interesting Facts About Richard Wershe Jr
- Richard was named White Boy Rick because he gained notoriety in the streets of Detroit under the moniker White Boy Rick.
- At the age of 14, he helped the government agency with the information that allowed them to build a case against the Curry brothers.
- In 2018, a biopic was made on Richard which was named “White Boy Rick”. The American actor Richie Merritt played the role of Wershe Jr.
- He entered the world of crime with Bell by committing small burglaries.
- His sister Dawn is three years elder to him.
- He was an amateur inventor who was also an illegal arms dealer in the black market.
- Terrence Bell was a petty criminal and boyfriend of Richard’s sister Dawn.
- His sister did crack cocaine.
- America witnessed war on drugs in the 1980s, combating a new enemy, crack cocaine.
- He had an affair with Johnny’s wife, Cathy Volsan who was also the niece of Mayor Coleman Young.
- Richard has three children.