Thursday, January 26, 2006

Hatch Fails to Survive Court

This just came out from the Associated Press (Ray Henry):

"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. Sentencing was scheduled for April 28.

Hatch, 44, was also convicted 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."

It never ceases to amaze me when someone, who comes into, or already has a lot of money is caught cheating. Perhaps, Money is the "root of all evil."

What a shame for someone, who seemed to have a good thing going.

For another version of the story on E Online, go to:

Jurors Extinguish Richard Hatch's Torch

You can also view the story from the AP by clicking on the title of this post.

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