Warning to All Male Jailbirds! Richard Hatch is in the Building!
Original Survivor winner, Richard Hatch, was sentenced this morning to 51-Months in jail for not paying his taxes on his winnings from the hit reality show.
For the sake of the other inmates, I hope they put him in his own cell. I would hate to shower next to that mess each morning. He brings new meaning to "Don't drop the soap!"
Hatch, 45, was convicted in January. The charges carried a maximum of 13 years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Ernest Torres said he issued a harsher than expected sentence because Hatch had committed perjury repeatedly during his trial.
"It seems unfortunately very clear to me that Mr. Hatch lied," Torres said. When Hatch was convicted, Torres said he expected to sentence him to 33 to 41 months.
"I believe I've been completely truthful and completely forthcoming throughout the entire process," Hatch told the judge before he was sentenced.
Hatch claimed he thought the show's producers would pay his taxes and pleaded ignorance about money matters, saying he forgot to tell his accountants about some income.
[Yahoo News] [Thx Jennette]