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There is no "quasi trustee" provision under the BK Code; 11 U.S.C section 330(a) (1) ; See Lamie v. U.S. Trustee 540 U.S. 526, 533 (2004).
So the answer to your question is that in a chapter 11 the judger does not have the authority to apppoint a receiver or manager ( also known as "responsible person" other than a trustee). There was a court that did it so 20 years agao and the decision was shot down by other judges afterwards and limited in its holding to the facts of that case.
For a full discussion see: http://www.usdoj.gov/ust/eo/public_affairs/articles/docs/2008/abi_200805.pdf
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