What's Treasury Secretary Geithner's kidney stone worth?
Year-end giving moves, December 2010

'Survivor' tax scofflaw violates probation

Maybe Richard Hatch just couldn't take some other tax evader **cough, Wesley Snipes, cough** getting all the attention.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 09: Richard Hatch arrives at the CBS 'Survivor' 10 Year Anniversary Party on January 9, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

You remember Hatch, the "fat, naked guy" who won the first "Survivor" realty television show competition a decade ago. He was convicted in 2006 of not paying federal taxes on the $1 million prize.

Hatch was sentenced to 51 months in jail. He was released from federal custody in 2009 on three years probation.

Now he reportedly has violated the terms of that probation, which he's been serving in Rhode Island, where he lives with his sister.

Law enforcement officials aren't saying exactly what Hatch did that could get him a return trip to jail. They did say he's scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Rhode Island federal court to answer the probation violation charges.

Hatch gave an interview last month the the Providence Journal in which he detailed how he says he's been mistreated by the IRS, U.S. prosecutors and the federal courts

Public comments got Hatch in trouble previously, so that could be at least part of the reason officials are looking to send him back to the slammer.

Maybe Hatch and Snipes, who appeared on Larry King Live right before he reported to federal prison to begin serving his tax conviction term, need to trade e-mail addresses.

That way these two disgruntlement non-taxpayers can share their complaints privately.

Related posts:

Want to tell your friends about this blog post? Click the Tweet This or Digg This buttons below or use the Share This icon to spread the word via e-mail, Facebook and other popular applications. Thanks!


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


Survivor is on their 22nd season. Hatch was at the beginning of the reality wave.

The comments to this entry are closed.