Lyndon McLellan runs a small convenience store in Fairmont. He’d been running the store and banking his profits for 13 years when the IRS swooped in last year and confiscated his entire account of over $107,000. He has not been charged with a crime, but the IRS thought his banking habits were suspicious and so decided to grab his money. You can read about the case here.

The generous U.S. Attorney handling the case has offered him half of his money back if he’ll shut up, but since Mr. McLellan is now represented by the Institute for Justice, that’s not likely to happen. This should result in a complete refund of all the money seized, but that isn’t nearly enough. The officials behind this ought to be fired and held liable for the costs of fighting their Stalinist tactics.