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Robert Brockman, Software Developer Who Fought IRS, Dies

  • Brockman’s software for auto dealers revolutionized industry
  • IRS charged him in largest tax-evasion case against individual
Robert Brockman in 2011.
Robert Brockman in 2011.

Photographer: Dave Rossman/Houston Chronicle/AP Photo

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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.