March 12, 2005 |
Richard Hatch, the first winner of CBS' "Survivor," said Friday he thought the network was responsible for paying the taxes on his $1-million prize and that's why he didn't pay them. He told an interviewer he was "absolutely not guilty." Prosecutors have charged Hatch with filing false 2000 and 2001 tax returns, omitting his income from the reality show, as well as $321,000 he was paid by a Boston radio station. Hatch, who lives in Newport, R.I.
November 11, 2013 |
NBC has put a remake of that classic '80s TV staple "Murder, She Wrote" into development, but it turns out the show's original star, Angela Lansbury, isn't too pleased with the idea. Lansbury, who starred as murder-solving mystery writer Jessica Fletcher for 12 seasons and four TV movies on CBS, recently told the Associated Press she's a fan of actress Octavia Spencer, who's set to star in the remake; she just wishes they wouldn't use the name. Lansbury told the AP: "I think it's a mistake to call it 'Murder, She Wrote,' because 'Murder, She Wrote' will always be about a Cabot Cove and this wonderful little group of people who told those lovely stories and enjoyed a piece of that place, and also enjoyed Jessica Fletcher, who is a rare and very individual kind of person.
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.
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 19, 2005 |
Richard Hatch, who became a millionaire when he won the first "Survivor" reality show, has agreed to plead guilty to two counts of tax evasion for failing to report income, including the $1.01 million he won on the TV show. Federal prosecutors charged that Hatch, 43, filed false 2000 and 2001 tax returns, omitting his income from the CBS show, as well as $321,000 he was paid by a Boston radio station. The penalty could be up to five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge.
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 ...