Adam Wheeler, the former Harvard student accused of conning his way into one the nationâ€™s most prestigious universities by fabricating a stellar academic record, pleaded guilty this afternoon in Middlesex Superior Court to larceny, identity fraud, and other charges.
Wheeler, 24, was sentenced to 10 years of probation, ordered to pay restitution of more than $45,800, and forbidden to make a profit from his story.
“I’m ashamed and embarrassed by what I’ve done,” he said, apologizing to the court, his professors, his fellow students, and his friends. “As much as possible, I want to put this behind me and move forward.”
Being that clever has got to be used for something good.