TIMELINE: The case against former Reynolds and Reynolds CEO Bob Brockman

A federal judge has determined that former Reynolds and Reynolds Co. CEO Bob Brockman is competent to stand trial on multiple criminal charges related to alleged tax evasion.

Brockman, 80, was charged in October 2020 with 39 counts, including tax evasion, wire fraud, money laundering and tampering with evidence in what federal prosecutors believe is a complex scheme to evade crime. tax on $2 billion in income.

His attorneys requested a jurisdictional hearing, held over eight days in November 2021 in a Houston courtroom, to determine whether Brockman could assist in his defense. Brockman’s attorneys said he was diagnosed with symptoms suggestive of Parkinson’s disease or Lewy body dementia, which made it difficult for him to process or retain information. Prosecutors, however, argued that Brockman faked his symptoms to avoid prosecution.

To help readers keep up with developments in the case, we’ve compiled our continuing coverage of the proceedings in an organized timeline. We will continue to monitor developments closely and update this timeline with future reporting on Brockman’s case.

October 15, 2020: A federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted Brockman on 39 counts.

November 6: Brockman resigned as chairman and CEO of Reynolds. Tommy Barras, then chairman and COO, was promoted to CEO.

November 30: Brockman’s attorneys are asking a federal judge in San Francisco to move the case to Houston to be closer to his residence, citing Brockman’s health as a factor.

December 8: Brockman’s attorneys are asking for a jurisdictional hearing to determine whether he can help in his defense, citing a diagnosis of symptoms indicating Parkinson’s disease or Lewy body dementia.

December 15: Prosecutors say Brockman’s continuation as CEO of Reynolds and Reynolds after his diagnosis and after being charged raises questions about the validity of his attorneys’ claims that he is not competent to stand trial.

January 4, 2021: The case is being moved from federal court in San Francisco to a district in Houston, closer to where Brockman lives.

February 1st: A federal judge schedules Brockman’s jurisdictional hearing for June.

April 28: Brockman jurisdictional hearing postponed to September.

September 13: Brockman’s jurisdictional hearing is postponed a second time, until November.

November: A jurisdictional hearing is being held in a Houston courtroom for eight days to determine if Brockman can help with his defense.

April 13, 2022: Brockman’s attorneys say in a court filing that Brockman’s health has deteriorated since the November 2021 jurisdiction hearing, citing a diagnosis of COVID-19 and hospitalization for acute prostatitis and toxic metabolic encephalopathy.

April 27: Prosecutors respond to Brockman’s attorneys’ court filing, asking a federal judge to disregard information about Brockman’s health that was disclosed after the jurisdictional hearing.

May 2nd: In a court filing, lawyers for Brockman say his health continued to deteriorate following hospitalization in April for infections that could affect his cognitive abilities.

May 23: U.S. District Judge George Hanks Jr. issues his opinion that Brockman is fit to stand trial.

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