Survivor winner, Richard Hatch is going back to prison for tax evasion – again.
Hatch served over three years in prison for not paying taxes on his first $1 million win on Survivor. Now, Hatch has been ordered back to prison for tax evasion, again.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hatch was supposed to re-file his 2000 and 2001 taxes that he owed. Now, U.S. District Court Judge William Smith has ordered the reality star to serve another nine months in prison for failing to do so. This sentence is an additional three months longer that the six months that prosecutors had ordered.
Hatch, on the other hand, showed no remorse and claimed he is innocent.
Judge Smith didn’t see it that way. “You can continue to proclaim your innocence. You don’t have the option of engaging in this type of game or negotiation with the court. It needs to be a severe punishment. That’s the only thing that will deter you in the future,” Smith said during Hatch’s sentencing on Friday.
Smith also ordered a 26-month supervision upon Hatch’s release. During this time, 25 percent of his gross income will go to the Internal Revenue Service.
Hatch now owes the IRS around $2 million in total for his Survivor winnings other income, and penalties.
Hatch is set to go to prison on Monday.
I guess money can’t always get you what you want. You’d think he would’ve learned the first time?