WILMINGTON, Del. - Nexus Management Ltd., a British investment and trust group, has filed a federal lawsuit against Credit International Bank of Washington, which changed its name last year to Federal Capital Bank.

Accusing the bank of fraud and breach of contract, the suit says that Nexus provided $300,000 in seed money and did not receive options or warrants in return. Douglas Fineberg, a spokesman for Nexus, said the Washington bank would not exist but for that funding, which helped secure a $2 million loan from Crestar Financial Corp.

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