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.
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.