‘Survivor’ Winner Hatch in Solitary Confinement

Apr 12, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Richard Hatch, who won fortune and fame in the first edition of CBS hit reality show “Survivor,” is being held in solitary confinement in a Plymouth, Mass., jail while he awaits sentencing on tax evasion charges, the Associated Press has reported.

Mr. Hatch requested to be put in protective custody, the AP reported. He is expected to be sentenced April 25.

“The situation he’s in is the best possible position for him to be in at this point in time, the safest and most secure,” Charles Wyant, a supervisory deputy U.S. marshal, told the AP.

Mr. Hatch faces up to 13 years in prison. U.S. District Court Judge Ernest Torres has said, according to the AP, that he expects Mr. Hatch to get a sentence of between two years, nine months and three years, five months. However, the sentence “could be longer because prosecutors accuse Hatch of lying during his testimony,” the AP report said.