By MICHELLE R. SMITH
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Reality TV star Richard Hatch has ordered back to prison to serve a nine-month sentence for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the first season of the hit CBS show “Survivor.”
Hatch, who is currently appearing on NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice,” spent more than three years in prison for tax evasion, and has been serving a term of supervised release. During that period, he was supposed to refile his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owed, but he never did.
U.S. District Court Judge William Smith on Friday gave Hatch a sentence three months longer than the guidelines to deter him and others who would flout the terms of supervised release. He ordered him to report to prison Monday.
Hatch says he’s disappointed and will appeal.
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