But Will He Be Getting the Alumni Magazine?

Yesterday the weird saga of Harvard con student Adam Wheeler finally ended.

According to an article by Tracy Jan in the Boston Globe:

Wheeler, 24, was sentenced to 10 years of probation, ordered to pay restitution of more than $45,800, ordered to continue attending counseling, 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.”

Well, right. The trouble is figuring how to “move forward.” Wheeler is no everyday ex-con. As the resume he submitted when applying for an internship at The New Republic reveals, he’s someone with considerable ambitions.

Really rather a pity he’s prevented from making any money out of this; I’d love to read a book about how, and why, he tried to pull off something so weird.

Daniel Luzer

Daniel Luzer is the news editor at Governing Magazine and former web editor of the Washington Monthly. Find him on Twitter: @Daniel_Luzer