In 2006 survivor season-one winner Richard Hatch was sentenced to more than 4 years in prison. For what?
Answer: Tax Evasion
In 2006, season-one winner Richard Hatch was found guilty of tax evasion for failing to report his Survivor prize money to the IRS. He was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
Today - Richard Hatch, who won $1 million in the debut season of the reality show “Survivor,” was found guilty Wednesday of failing to pay taxes on his winnings and taken straight to jail.
Hatch remained calm as the court clerk read the verdict. He waved goodbye to family members, then was handcuffed and taken into custody after U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres said he was a potential flight risk.
The charges carry up to 13 years in prison. Torres said he expected a sentence of between 33 months and 41 months, but it could be longer because prosecutors accuse Hatch of committing perjury during his testimony.