‘Survivor’ Winner Continues Legal Fight From Prison, Says He’s Destitute

Aug 23, 2011  •  Post A Comment

The original "Survivor" winner is claiming he’s destitute and is asking for a court-appointed attorney to help him appeal a nine-month sentence for tax evasion, reports the Associated Press.

Richard Hatch, 50, was returned to prison for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million winnings from the first season of the CBS reality show, the story says. He’s appealing to the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston, although the federal court in Rhode Island is likely to rule on whether he’s entitled to free legal representation, the piece notes.

Hatch asserted he’s "financially destitute" in a handwritten court filing, the story adds. He is currently doing time in a West Virginia prison, where he is due to be released in December.

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