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Billionaire Robert Brockman Offers to Put Up $1.45 Billion to Ease IRS Liens

  • Robert Brockman is facing largest-ever U.S. tax-evasion case
  • He’s under an IRS assessment targeting taxpayers who may flee
Robert Brockman exits a federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 16, 2021. 

Robert Brockman exits a federal courthouse in Houston, Texas, on Nov. 16, 2021. 

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The billionaire facing the largest U.S. tax-evasion case against an individual is urging a judge to accept his family trust’s offer to put up $1.45 billion in exchange for the IRS relaxing liens on his property and assets.

Robert Brockman’s offshore charitable trust is willing to move money from Switzerland into U.S. accounts, according to a Friday filing by his lawyers in federal court in Houston. In return, Brockman wants the Internal Revenue Service to lift its so-called jeopardy assessment, which is imposed on taxpayers the agency fears may leave the country or fail to pay their bill.