A former Harvard student accused of conning his way into the prestigious school apologized for his actions in court.
Adam Wheeler entered a plea of 'not guilty' for fabricating his educational accomplishments. Officials say he fooled everyone, claiming he attended a prestigious prep school and MIT to get into Harvard.
He faked letters of recommendation and forged signatures. It was a resume of distinction that unraveled when he went after Rhodes and Fulbright scholarships with claims he wrote books and gave lectures. In court he confessed it was a snowball of lies.
"I'm sorry for the intended financial loss I caused the university, and for causing emotional embarrassment and upheaval for the people who knew and worked with me, and believed in my ability to succeed," Wheeler said.