Robert Brockman ‘May Not Be Mentally Fit’

November 4, 2021 | 1 Comment

Robert Brockman – an American billionaire accused of allegedly using trusts and offshore entities to hide assets from the Internal Revenue Service while failing to pay taxes – may not be mentally fit to stand trial after two medical experts reversed their opinions regarding a potential dementia diagnosis, the U.S. media has reported.

A report in Newsweek said, “Billionaire Robert Brockman, a Texas tech mogul who’s been charged in the largest tax-fraud case the U.S. has ever brought against an individual, may not be mentally fit to stand trial, according to two medical experts’ reports submitted Saturday.

“Brockman, 80, has claimed he has dementia and thus can’t aid attorneys defending him in an upcoming trial on charges that he failed to pay taxes on $2 billion in income and laundered money.

“Three government medical experts were called in to determine if he was competent. All three previously said he was fit to stand trial, and two of the doctors went so far as to say he was exaggerating any illness he may have.

“However, two of the doctors have reversed their opinions following Brockman being hospitalized recently. A defense attorney noted the new reports do not include “a final determination,” but the news could still deal a blow to prosecutors.”

You can read the full story here on Newsweek.

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Ah…the Ken Lay defence….

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