CHICAGO -- U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes was poised to announce the selection of a municipal finance expert as soon as Monday to help him analyze the feasibility of Detroit's bankruptcy plan.

Rhodes interviewed five candidates who applied for the high-profile position in open court on April 18. The judge said he wants to hire one -- or more -- expert witnesses to independently review the long-term feasibility of Detroit's plan to exit the largest municipal bankruptcy in the U.S. and rebuild the struggling city.

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