December will be a watershed month for Andrew Fastow.

He celebrates his 50th birthday on Dec. 22.

The 10th anniversary of the bankruptcy of his former employer, Enron, is Dec. 2.

And his prison sentence ends on Dec. 17.

That last date will be more of a formality – he’s been living at home for several months under in-home detention, an option the Bureau of Prisons offers for nonviolent offenders. But the date still represents a partial lifting of the legal cloud that has hung over the former Enron chief financial officer since late 2001.

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