Parole board's grants 'White Boy' Rick Wershe's parole request

Posted at 3:50 PM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-14 11:16:29-04

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.

Florida officials will be informed of his anticipated release and responsible for making arrangements for his transfer to serve the 5-year sentence there.