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Monday
Mar142011

Richard Hatch Sentenced to More Prison Time in Tax Case

ABC News(PROVIDENCE, RI.) -- Former Survivor champ and current Celebrity Apprentice contestant Richard Hatch is going back to prison. The Hollywood Reporter says Hatch was sentenced in Providence, RI., on Friday to nine months in prison for a tax issue related to the $1 million grand prize he won on Survivor in the year 2000. He must report to prison on Monday. He says he will file an appeal.

A federal judge previously determined that Hatch, who spent more than three years in prison for failing to pay taxes on his Survivor prize, had violated the terms of his supervised release by not filing amended tax returns for the years 2000 and 2001. In addition to his latest prison sentence, Hatch was ordered to serve 26 months' supervised release, during which time 25 percent of his gross income will go to the IRS. He currently owes an estimated $2 million to the IRS, including penalties.

Hatch's predicament won't affect the current season of The Celebrity Apprentice in the short-term. All of the episodes, except for the live finale on May 22, have already been taped.

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Monday
Jan102011

Former 'Survivor' Winner May Be Sent Back to Jail

File Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(PROVIDENCE, R.I.) -- Richard Hatch, the original winner of the TV reality series Survivor who was convicted of failing to pay taxes on his grand prize, could find himself back in prison again after a federal judge ruled Monday that he violated the terms of his supervised release by not filing amended tax returns for the years 2000 and 2001. According to the Internal Revenue Service, Hatch now owes the government about $1.7 million in taxes, which is more than he initially won as a contestant.

Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on his one-million-dollar winnings. Hatch spent more than three years in federal prison before being placed on supervised release.

The judge on Monday delayed sentencing as he determines if Hatch inadvertently did not pay the taxes or did so intentionally so as to withhold money from the IRS.

Survivor is on the verge of its 22nd season, to be set in Nicaragua, with a premiere date scheduled for mid-February.

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