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Harvard Con Man Accused Of Citing University On Resume

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Adam Wheeler in court in December 2010 (AP)
Adam Wheeler in court in December 2010 (AP)

A Delaware man convicted of fraud for faking his way into Harvard has been ordered held without bail after admitting he violated his probation by citing the university on a job resume.

Adam Wheeler was sentenced last year to more than two years in jail and 10 years probation for identity fraud and other charges.

Prosecutors said he got into Harvard by falsely claiming he attended the exclusive Phillips Academy prep school in Andover and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Under his probation, Wheeler was barred from representing himself as a Harvard student or graduate. Wheeler's lawyer acknowledged Wednesday that Wheeler had violated his probation.

A prosecutor said he will ask that Wheeler be sentenced to serve the remainder of his jail sentence. A hearing is scheduled Nov. 17.


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