WOBURN, Mass.—Adam B. Wheeler, who pleaded guilty last year to faking his way into Harvard and cheating the University out of over $45,000, was sentenced to one year in prison, on Friday after he landed back in court last month for violating his probation.
Adam B. Wheeler, a former Harvard student who pleaded guilty in December to faking his way into Harvard through falsified transcripts, standardized test scores, and letters of recommendation was put back in jail Wednesday.
Adam B. Wheeler pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon to all 20 counts against him, including duping the Harvard admissions office.
University President Drew G. Faust told the Boston Globe that Wheeler’s alleged deceit—falsifying transcripts, SAT scores, and letters of recommendation in his transfer application to Harvard and thereby bilking the University of over $45,000 in financial aid, research grants, and prizes—has led Harvard to make changes in its admissions process to prevent future fraud.
Adam B. Wheeler, the former Harvard student who pled not guilty earlier this month for fabricating his academic history, applied to Stanford University after his dismissal from Harvard and was accepted at the California school for the 2010-2011 academic year.