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Billionaire’s Friend Mum at Hearing Amid Prosecution Risk (1)

Nov. 18, 2021, 10:41 PM

A hearing to determine whether Robert Brockman is competent to stand trial on tax-fraud charges took an unusual turn Thursday when a judge said a prominent Houston physician who is close with the billionaire faced a “substantial and real” risk of criminal prosecution if forced to testify.

Stuart Yudofsky, a neuropsychiatrist, was subpoenaed by prosecutors who claim that Brockman, 80, is faking dementia to avoid trial. Yudofsky is an emeritus professor at Baylor College of Medicine, where Brockman’s family trust endowed a $25 million neuropsychiatry program in his honor. Yudofsky’s attorney told the judge that his client would assert ...