Douglas M. Lester, the Trans Financial Inc. chief executive who was fired two months ago, launched a bitter counterattack Monday against the Bowling Green, Ky., bank.

In a lawsuit, Mr. Lester charged Trans Financial, one of the largest bank companies in the state, with breaching his employment contract. Four board members, whom Mr. Lester alleges engaged in improper self-dealing, also were named as defendants.

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