As Jamie Olis awaits his resentencing for working on a transaction for which he did not profit, Andrew Fastow’s lawyers (one of whom is Olis’ attorney — small world, isn’t it?) filed a sentencing memorandum earlier this week that claims that Fastow has “stepped up to take responsibility,” has expressed “full remorse” for his role in Enron’s demise and “is a changed man.” WaPo’s Carrie Johnson reports on the memorandum here and a copy of the Fastow sentencing memo can be downloaded here.
Before you become convinced that Fastow has turned his back on his evil ways and become a paragon of virtue, take a moment to review the following:
How Fastow served up his wife as a sacrifical lamb for his effective embezzlement of funds from Enron;
How Fastow used the NatWest Three to hide his embezzlement of funds from Enron and then turned on the bankers to save his skin;
How Fastow may have forged Richard Causey’s initials on the Global Galatic “agreement”;
Fastow’s bizarre testimony in the Lay-Skilling trial; and
Fastow’s involvement in ruining the careers of four innocent Merrill Lynch executives in order to lessen his prison sentence.
Changed man? Heck, it looks to me as if Fastow has manipulated the Enron Task Force in the same manner as he manipulated many of his colleagues at Enron.