March 7, 2005
Survivor Winner Richard Hatch Reneges on Plea Deal with IRS
- $1,000,000 he received in 2000 for winning the show (along with a $10,000 payment he received for appearing on the final episode)
- $320,000 he received for working on a Boston radio station in 2001
Could it be a ploy by Survivor winner Richard Hatch to outwit his new opponent, the IRS?
Hatch has reneged on a plea agreement for allegedly failing to declare his $1 million winnings from the inaugural season of CBS's hit reality television series, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Rhode Island said last week....
It was thought that Hatch had agreed to plead guilty to filing false personal and corporate income tax returns for 2001 and for not reporting payments made to Hatch's corporation, Tri-Whale Enterprises, from the owner of the radio station on which he appeared. In exchange for the plea, prosecutors agreed to recommend imprisonment "at the lowest point of the range" of a reduced offense level under the federal sentencing guidelines.
But now that deal appears to be dead. Tax Analysts has learned that the government plans to present Hatch's case before a grand jury.
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