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Bankruptcy judge hears case for removing Southern’s trustee

By Clair Johnson
Billings Gazette

A bankruptcy judge on Wednesday indicated he was reluctant to remove a trustee he appointed to manage a broke Billings-based wholesale power cooperative but heard testimony on the issue anyway.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Ralph Kirscher said he would consider the matter and rule later on whether Trustee Lee Freeman, a Livingston-area attorney, would continue managing Southern Montana Electric Generation and Transmission Cooperative.

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