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 Survivor's Richard Hatch released from prison.

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PostSubject: Survivor''s Richard Hatch released from prison.   Thu May 14, 2009 1:28 pm



Reality TV star Richard Hatch has been released from a federal prison after failing to pay taxes on his winnings from hit show Survivor.

Hatch, 47, was crowned the winner of Survivor: Borneo in 2000, but he was indicted and sentenced to four years behind bars in 2005 on charges of tax evasion on the $1 million plus he'd earned from the show, as well as TV appearances and property taxes.

Prison officials have confirmed he was released from a facility in Morgantown, West Virginia on May 11 for good behavior, and will spend the next six months in a halfway house in the area before going into supervised release. Hatch was originally due to be released in October.

According to Carla Wilson, a spokeswoman for the Northeast Regional office of
the Bureau of Prisons , Hatch is expected to be released from the Pennsylvania halfway house Oct. 7.

Hatch has maintained his innocence, claiming the show was rigged. He has also said the producers offered to pay his taxes on the winnings, when he confronted them about the cheating. CBS has denied Hatch's claims.

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PostSubject: Re: Survivor's Richard Hatch released from prison.   Thu May 14, 2009 1:55 pm

Saddly he'll probably get some sort of deal now that he's out of prison.
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