Richard Hatch Of Celebrity Apprentice Now Behind Bars

Reality TV star Richard Hatch has presented himself to U.S. marshals in Rhode Island to begin a nine-month prison sentence for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the first season of the CBS show "Survivor."

Hatch arrived at U.S. District Court in Providence just after noon Monday, clad in a blue sweat suit.

Hatch maintains his innocence and says he hopes to be released soon. He has appealed to the 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Boston.

Hatch, who lives in Newport, R.I., is currently appearing on NBC's "The Celebrity Apprentice." He spent three years in prison for tax evasion before being released in 2009. He was ordered to refile his 2000 and 2001 taxes and pay what he owed. He never did.

Most of the Celebrity Apprentice has already been taped, but the finale is live. If his appeal fails, Hatch is expected to still be behind bars when it airs.

"Celebrity Apprentice" airs Sundays at 9:00 p.m. on WITN.

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  • by Who Cares on Mar 23, 2011 at 08:45 PM
    It's because he's a thug.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2011 at 10:29 AM
    Pure Tea Party... You go Hatch! Your taxes only go to pay deadbeat teachers... Rhode Island Average Cost-per-Inmate = $44,860 WINNING!
  • by boxer on Mar 15, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    It doesn't take much these days to be a celebrity. What constitutes being a celebrity anyways? Riddle me that. Mere fact that he was on some reality show? Seems he likes jail.....wonder if they let him roam around naked?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 15, 2011 at 04:30 PM
    This guy is such a SCAB. Do not know why he was allowed or wanted on celebrity apprentice.
  • by NC_Dave Location: Greenville on Mar 15, 2011 at 04:20 PM
    Maybe he likes it there... otherwise who cares!
  • by clint on Mar 15, 2011 at 02:59 PM
    I read this story in the paper and it said he owed 3 million. Penalties and intrest on unpaid taxes on 1 million income!? Or did he start making mad money after winning survivor and just gave the bird to the feds? Either way you gotta love that IRS. Low life rats!!
  • by Katy Location: Raleigh NC on Mar 15, 2011 at 02:48 PM
    No, he cannot win now. He's gotta go to jail, silly.
  • by guru on Mar 15, 2011 at 02:36 PM
    so i am guessing he didnt win celebrity apprentice....
  • by guru on Mar 15, 2011 at 02:30 PM
    so i suppose he was not the winner.......
  • by What an idiot! Location: ENC on Mar 15, 2011 at 01:21 PM
    So... the guy fails to pay taxes on his 1 million, goes to jail. He gets out and was supposed to re-file those taxes, and never did it. Back to jail for 9 months. What an idiot!

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