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Software entrepreneur Robert Brockman dies of dementia aged 81 dies while fighting tax case

A billionaire tech entrepreneur has died of dementia aged 81 while fighting a $2 billion tax evasion claim – the largest ever made against a single person by American prosecutors.  

Robert Brockman died Friday night while receiving hospice care, his lawyer Kathy Keneally said. 

The Houston-based businessman’s death came in the midst of a $2 billion tax fraud claim brought against Brockman by prosecutors.

Lawyers for Brockman insisted his dementia – which they say had been worsened by Alzheimer’s – made him unfit to stand trial. But a judge ruled that he was competent to face the charges in May this year. 

Brockman was born in Florida to a modest upbringing with a gas station owner father and physiotherapist mother, according to Bloomberg, but died with a net worth of about $4.7…

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