A federal judge has sentenced Richard Hatch, who won the first season of the CBS reality show "Survivor," to 51 months in prison for tax evasion.

Hatch, 44, was found guilty in January on three counts of tax evasion and filing a false return for failing to report income of more than $1.4 million from the television series and other sources. U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres also ordered Hatch to pay taxes that he owes for 2000 and 2001, which the Internal Revenue Service calculated at $474,971, plus interest and penalties.

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