‘Survivor’ Richard Hatch Claims to be Victim of ‘Witch Hunt’ by Feds

Oct 27, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Richard Hatch, the winner of the first arc of "Survivor" who then went to prison for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million winnings from that show, says he’s the victim of a ‘witch hunt’ by Federal prosecutors, reports the Associate Press.

According to the report, "Hatch completed a tax evasion sentence earlier this month. He complained to NBC’s "Today" show Tuesday that he was taken from his sister’s apartment while wearing boxer shorts in August and held in solitary confinement for 30 days after granting TV interviews without permission."

A Sheriff involved in the case called Hatch "a stranger to the truth," according to the AP.

–Allison J. Waldman and Chuck Ross


  1. Funny how for at least some celebrities, breaking the law actually has consequences.

  2. Betcha he surfaces on some cable network within a year hosting a show say about PT Barnum, a master of suckers.

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