February 1, 2011
Reality TV star Richard Hatch, who spent more than three years behind bars for tax evasion, should go to jail for violating the conditions of his supervised release, federal prosecutors in Providence, R.I., recommended Monday. Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1-million prize he won on the debut season of "Survivor," the CBS reality TV show. He was released from prison in 2009 and began serving a three-year term of supervised release. He was ordered to file amended tax returns for 2000 and 2001 as a condition of his release, which Hatch has failed to do. A judge this month found Hatch in violation of his supervised release but postponed a punishment until he could hear more arguments from both sides.
October 17, 2009 |
"Survivor" winner Richard Hatch was released from a Massachusetts jail Friday after completing a federal sentence for evading taxes on the $1 million he won during the CBS reality show's first season. Hatch was freed shortly before 6 a.m. from Barnstable County jail in Bourne, Mass., sheriff spokesman Roy Lyons said. He was driven home to Newport, R.I., by sheriff's deputies and arrived there around 7:30 a.m., Lyons said. Hatch is living with his sister, who declined to comment Friday and instructed a reporter to leave the property.
March 9, 2007 |
Richard Hatch deserves a new trial on charges he failed to pay taxes on his $1 million "Survivor" prize because a judge improperly kept him from testifying about claims of cheating on the CBS reality series, his lawyer told an appeals court in Boston on Thursday. Hatch, 45, was convicted last year of tax evasion and sentenced to more than four years in prison. He is serving his sentence at a minimum-security prison in Morgantown, W.Va.
August 11, 2006 |
Richard Hatch, who won the $1-million prize on the debut season of "Survivor," says he's finding it difficult to adjust to life in prison. Hatch, 45, of Newport, R.I., was convicted by a federal jury in January of failing to pay taxes on the prize and other income. He was sentenced in May to 51 months in prison by a judge who said the reality TV star had repeatedly lied on the witness stand. "I'm doing lots of intake stuff, like clothing and getting to know the place ...
May 17, 2006 |
Richard Hatch, who won $1 million in the debut season of "Survivor," was sentenced in Providence, R.I., Tuesday to 51 months in prison for failing to pay income taxes on his reality TV prize and other earnings. Hatch, 45, was convicted in January. The charges carried a maximum of 13 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres said he issued a harsher than expected sentence because Hatch had committed perjury repeatedly during his trial. "It seems unfortunately very clear to me that Mr.
January 26, 2006 |
Richard Hatch, who won $1 million in the first season of "Survivor," was found guilty Wednesday in Providence, R.I., of failing to pay taxes on his winnings. Hatch was handcuffed and taken into custody after U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres said he was a potential flight risk. He also was convicted of evading taxes on $327,000 he earned as co-host of a Boston radio show and $28,000 in rent on property he owned. He was acquitted of seven bank, mail and wire fraud charges.