CHICAGO — Bank of America NA sued the St. Louis-based Jewish Community Center last week, alleging the nonprofit has withheld more than $4 million it owes the bank as a tactic to win more favorable terms on the repayment of $45 million of bonds held by the bank.

The bank filed the complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court at St. Louis. Bank of America contends that the organization has sufficient operating cash reserves to make good on the $4 million it owes on a line of credit and bond payments.

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