White Boy Rick: The True Story of a Teenage Drug Dealer and FBI Informant
The 2018 film White Boy Rick was inspired by the true story of Richard Wershe — a teenage drug dealer from Detroit who became one of the youngest FBI informants in history. Despite this, Wershe quickly found himself on the wrong side of the law and ended up paying a heavy price.
In this panel discussion, individuals who were directly involved in the case will separate truth from fiction as they explain the rise and fall of an unlikely teenage drug boss. Hear from:
• Johnny Curry — former drug kingpin and target of the FBI investigation
• Scott Burnstein — the journalist who broke the story about Wershe
• Herm Groman and Gregg Schwarz — two FBI agents who worked on the case