The FBI recruited him as a paid informant on the drug world when he was just 14, and did nothing when he was jailed for a non-violent drug offense.
Those who know the details of the Hoffa case can only wonder why Scorsese would invest so much in this questionable story.
Hollywood made an aspirational role for Matthew McConaughey, but the character in real life was an abuser who pimped out his 14-year-old son to the feds for money.
Richard Wershe Jr. was recruited as an informant at 14 and helped put away Detroit’s crooked cops and a relative of its tyrannical mayor. Then the law got payback.
Richard Wershe was a teen informant for the FBI who helped lock up Detroit's most corrupt—then went to prison for life. Is a vendetta at work?