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Billionaire Brockman’s Memory Strong in Lawsuit, Lawyer Says (1)

Nov. 16, 2021, 11:14 PM

A lawyer who questioned software billionaire Robert Brockman in an antitrust lawsuit said he gave lucid and detailed answers almost three years ago, supporting prosecutors who claim he soon began faking dementia to avoid going to trial on tax-evasion charges.

Brockman, 80, had such a good memory that he was in the “top 5% in preparation and skill as a witness,” attorney Michael Nemelka said Tuesday in federal court in Houston. In January 2019, Nemelka spent hours grilling Brockman about his role as chief executive officer of Reynolds & Reynolds, which makes auto dealer management systems.

Nemelka recounted that Brockman ...