from 10-K ... As of August 31, 2007 and 2006, an accrual of $30.3 million and $32.1 million, respectively, was recorded as accrued and other current liabilities on our consolidated balance sheets for our contingencies and current litigation matters, excluding accruals related to environmental matters.
So it appears they have enough accrued cash to pay the fine with no hit to DCF or distributions.
I can't seem to find the old reports now, but I thought the consensus "worst case scenario" was that the CFTC fine would be $8.75MM. Not sure where that number came from, but if my memory is correct, this is not the best news. Anybody remember exactly where the $8.75MM number came from?