American businessman Robert Brockman, accused of tax evasion on a record amount in US history of two billion dollars, has died at the age of 81. About it informs Bloomberg, citing the entrepreneur’s lawyer Cathy Keneally.
In October 2020, the US Internal Revenue Service sued the billionaire, accusing him of failing to pay income taxes. According to investigators, he used offshore schemes to hide the income he received from investments in Vista Equity Partners. During numerous court hearings, Brockman did not plead guilty.
He made his $4.7 billion fortune in the 1970s by founding Reynolds & Reynolds, a software company for car dealers. In the last few years of his life, the businessman suffered from rapidly progressive dementia.