A federal appeals court in Boston has upheld the conviction and 51-month jail sentence of Richard Hatch, the first-season winner of Survivor, on tax evasion charges.
Hatch claimed he was under the impression that the reality show's producers would pay the taxes on the $1 million he won. He was indicted for tax and fraud crimes on Sept. 8, 2005, for evading taxes on about $1.4 million and was convicted in May 2006 by a jury in the U.S. District Court in Providence, R.I. Hatch has been serving his sentence in the low-security Federal Correctional Institute in Morgantown, W. Va. He is scheduled to be released in October 2009.
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