SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A prominent Silicon Valley financier has been accused of defrauding a bank to secure a $10 million loan that he used to buy an ownership stake in the NHL's Nashville Predators.

William "Boots" Del Biaggio III was sued this week in Santa Clara County Superior Court by Modern Bank, a New York-based private bank that counts former NFL star Joe Montana as a vice chairman.

It is the latest in a series of legal setbacks for Del Biaggio, the son of a well-known local banking family and co-founder of the investment firm Sand Hill Capital. The 40-year-old businessman is now accused in three separate lawsuits of providing forged documents to financial institutions to land multimillion dollar loans that he has not repaid.