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'Survivor' winner jailed

Richard Hatch, who won $US1 million ($1.32 million) in the debut season of US reality show Survivor, was sentenced to four years, three months in prison for failing to pay income taxes on his reality TV prize and other earnings.

In addition to the prize, Hatch, 45, of Newpor Rhode Island, was convicted in January 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. The charges carried a maximum of 13 years in prison.

Hatch claimed he thought the show's producers would pay his taxes and pleaded ignorance about money matters, saying he forgot to tell his accountants about some income.

Survivor sparked a reality TV craze in the United States that earned CBS a ratings hit and made Hatch one of reality TV's most famous villains.

He also became known as "the fat naked guy" - a term coined by TV talk show host David Letterman - for refusing to wear clothes for much of the show.
 

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Just goes to show ya, that you dont have to be smart to make it in television
 

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bwwwaaahahahahahaha

He'll feel right at home in prison.
 

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Tippmann said:
bwwwaaahahahahahaha

He'll feel right at home in prison.
They should send him to a women's prison. Now THAT would be punishment for him. :thumb:
 
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