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Billionaire in Criminal Tax Case Was on Feeding Tube, Court Told

May 3, 2022, 2:40 PM

Robert Brockman, a software billionaire facing a record U.S. tax-fraud indictment, has been released from a Houston-area hospital where he spent two weeks as his health deteriorates, his lawyers said in a court filing late Monday.

Brockman, 80, entered Houston Methodist Hospital on April 18 and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection, pneumonia and sepsis, according to the filing. His lawyers have argued for months that the billionaire suffers from dementia and isn’t competent to stand trial on criminal charges.

“He was unable to swallow, and had a feeding tube in his stomach,” his lawyers wrote in the ...