Crime

M.L. Elrick's Podcast: Now That Richard Wershe Jr. Is Free


August 01, 2020, 2:04 PM


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Investigative reporter M.L. Elrick, host of the weekly podcast "Soul of Detroit," talks this week with Allan Lengel of Deadline Detroit about convicted drug trafficker Richard Wershe Jr., who became known in the media as "White Boy Rick."

Lengel was a reporter at The Detroit News in the early 1990s when he first got to know Wershe, who was released from prison July 20.  

Now Wershe, 51, has to readjust as a free man after being behind bars 32 years. "He's had a lifetime of dealing with a lot of guys who are criminals where he's had a lot of distrust," Lengel says on the podcast. "I think that's part of reentry, trying to have some trust with people." 

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