DeSantis the Merciful may flex his gubernatorial powers

DeSantis the Merciful may flex his gubernatorial powers

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
March 13, 2019

The buzz (subtle) going around Tallahassee is that Gov Ron DeSantis is mulling over a decision to commute the prison sentence of “White Boy Rick,” or prisoner Richard Wershe Jr.

We all know the Wershe’s story.

The former teen FBI informant served 30 years in federal prison for possession and storing of cocaine, later extradited to Florida to serve a sentence for “racketeering based on his involvement in a car theft ring that included his sister,” according to POLITICO.

DeSantis the Merciful?

Wershe is set to be paroled in October 2020, but his time in Florida’s prison system could be shorter than he thinks.

It’s said that DeSantis and the state’s clemency board could take up Wershe’s case as early as this week, possibly setting the man free.

"I do believe in redemption and I think that does play a role. There are powers that I'm not going to be scared to use, but they just need to be used under the appropriate circumstances."-Gov.Ron DeSantis

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Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of,,, and He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at

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