A former senior vice president of U.S. Bancorp filed a $9 million racial discrimination suit Thursday against the bank and three white employees.

The complaint, submitted to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, accuses the Minneapolis-based bank of libel and federal and state civil rights violations for demoting and firing Felando M. Johnson, who is African-American. Two supervisors and a human resources employee are also named in the suit.

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