Survivor Winner Appeals Tax Conviction to Supreme Court

Hatch hopes to get out of jail soon
By Laurel Jorgensen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2008 2:43 AM CDT
Richard Hatch, who won the first "Survivor" television program, leaves federal court in Providence, R.I., in 2006.   (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
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(Newser) – Original Survivor winner Richard Hatch has appealed his tax evasion conviction to the US Supreme Court, reports E! Online. Hatch is serving a four-year sentence for failing to report his $1 million winnings from the reality show. He claims that CBS executives promised to pay the taxes after he caught producers trying to rig the show—an allegation the network denies.