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.

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