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Vista CFO May Testify Against Billionaire Brockman in Fraud Case

Oct. 25, 2021, 6:39 PM

The chief financial officer of Vista Equity Partners may testify at a hearing in the largest tax-evasion case ever brought in the U.S. against an individual, a prosecutor said Monday.

The case involves billionaire Robert Brockman, a former Houston software executive accused of evading taxes on $2 billion in income, most of which came from his early investments in Vista. Brockman, 80, claims he has dementia that’s left him unable to help his lawyers at trial. But prosecutors say he’s faking, and a judge will hold a hearing in Houston next month to assess whether Brockman is competent.

Robert Brockman in 2011.
Photographer: Dave Rossman/Houston Chronicle/AP