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The New Republic: Adam Wheeler's Resume

Adam Wheeler appears at his arraignment on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he used forged documents and plagiarism to fake his way into Harvard, duping the school out of $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships. Josh Reynolds/AP Photo hide caption

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Adam Wheeler appears at his arraignment on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, where he pleaded not guilty to charges that he used forged documents and plagiarism to fake his way into Harvard, duping the school out of $45,000 in financial aid, grants and scholarships.

Josh Reynolds/AP Photo

This morning the Times had a small item on Adam Wheeler, a Delaware native who faked his way into Harvard who managed to con the university out of $45,000 in financial aid. (He falsely said that he had perfect SAT scores, for instance.) He now faces 20 criminal charges, including identity fraud and falsifying an endorsement or approval. In fact, Adam Wheeler recently applied for an internship at the magazine; specifically, an internship for our literary section. We did not accept him. Click here for a PDF of his rather remarkable two-page resume, in which he claims that (a) he's contracted to write several books; (b) he can speak French, Old English, Classical Armenian, and Old Persian; and (c) he's in demand on the lecture circuit. Again, the whole thing is here.