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Robert Brockman, Software Developer Who Fought IRS, Dies (1)

Aug. 7, 2022, 3:37 AM

Robert Brockman, who built a multibillion-dollar fortune as a software entrepreneur and investor before he was indicted in a landmark tax-evasion case, has died. He was 81.

Brockman, who was suffering from dementia and undergoing home hospice care, died late Friday, said Kathy Keneally, his attorney. He’d been fighting tax-evasion charges since 2020, but his attorneys said his dementia meant he wasn’t competent to stand trial.

A judge ruled in May that Brockman was competent. At a hearing a month later, the judge tentatively set his trial date for Feb. 23, 2023. Brockman appeared in bed via video during ...