BRADENTON, Fla. - As Jefferson County, Ala., commissioners face critical deadlines in their year-long quest to restructure $3.2 billion of sewer debt, a flurry of public accusations has emerged as a federal judge next week determines who will control the financially troubled sewer system.

A hearing on an emergency motion to appoint a receiver to oversee the system is scheduled for Wednesday in federal court in Birmingham, the county seat.

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