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Robert Brockman, software developer fighting multi-billion dollar tax evasion case, dies

Robert and Dorothy Brockman attend an intimate al fresco dinner celebrating the Rice University groundbreaking of James Turrell's Rice University Skyspace project at the home of Phoebe and Bobby Tudor, Tuesday evening, May 17, 2011, in Houston. Federal prosecutors have charged Texas billionaire Robert Brockman in a $2 billion tax fraud scheme that they say is the largest such case against an American.
Billionaire software developer Robert Brockman has recently died. Dabrosman / Houston Chronicle via AP

A millionaire who was fighting the biggest personal tax evasion case in US history According to software developer reports, he died at his home in Houston on Friday.

Self-taught software entrepreneur Robert Brockman, 81, who developed a system to help car dealers do business effectively, filed an IRS claim for money laundering and tax evasion andI was fighting, which was worth over $ 2 billion. 19 since 2020}.

Prosecutors said Brockman, who had $ 4.7 billion in personal net worth, owned a $ 8 million mansion in Houston, a Colorado ski cabin, a Volvaldia jet, and a 209-foot yacht. Said. confusion.

Brockman suffers from dementia and his lawyer has repeatedly claimed that he is incapable of standing on trial, but the judge ruled that he would proceed with the trial in May. did. At the June hearing, the judge set a hearing date for February 2023, and Brockman attended the hearing via a video link from the bed.

Born in Florida, where his father ran a gas station and his mother worked as a physiotherapist, Brockman is a software company with dozens of patents and more than 5,000 employees. Established Reynolds. According to Bloomberg,is worth more than $ 5 billion.

Government graph shows Robert Brockman-controlled entities using a complex network to hide assets from tax authorities.
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Robert Brockman is seen wearing a mask while departing a competency hearing at the federal courthouse in Houston, Texas.
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In October 2020, a federal prosecutor charged Brockman with using an offshore company, code name, and burner phone to hide more than $ 2 billion in revenue from the IRS.