Lyndon McLellan, who is trying to recover the $107,702.66 that was seized by the IRS last summer, outside his convenience store in Fairmont, N.C., April 30, 2015. Though the IRS said it would stop civil forfeiture seizures for deposit "structuring" cases unless the money is tied to some other crime, they have not applied the new policy retroactively.
Lyndon McLellan, who is trying to recover the $107,702.66 that was seized by the IRS last summer, outside his convenience store in Fairmont, N.C., April 30, 2015. Though the IRS said it would stop civil forfeiture seizures for deposit "structuring" cases unless the money is tied to some other crime, they have not applied the new policy retroactively. TRAVIS DOVE NYT
Lyndon McLellan, who is trying to recover the $107,702.66 that was seized by the IRS last summer, outside his convenience store in Fairmont, N.C., April 30, 2015. Though the IRS said it would stop civil forfeiture seizures for deposit "structuring" cases unless the money is tied to some other crime, they have not applied the new policy retroactively. TRAVIS DOVE NYT

Feds discontinue civil forfeiture but keep $107K seized from NC store owner

May 04, 2015 6:09 PM