A former employee is suing Washington-based Adams National Bank, charging wrongful termination and claiming that Adams executives are derailing his efforts to launch a new bank.

Thomas O. Griel, onetime senior vice president and lending officer at $128 million-asset Adams, filed suit in District of Columbia Superior Court. He is asking for $2 million of damages from the bank and its former chairwoman, Barbara Blum.

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