A federal judge has rejected a request from “Survivor” alum Richard
Hatch to make a reduced payment of $25 to the Internal Revenue Service
in his tax evasion case. Yes, you read that right. He wanted to pay the IRS twenty-five smackeroos. Yeah, us too.
Hatch was convicted in 2006 of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on “Survivor.” See? There is a downside to winning lovely cash and prizes. The man who famously stripped naked on the show served three years in jail. In 2009 he was ordered to refile his taxes from the 2000-2001 tax year. A judge ruled that he failed to do so and he was sent back to prison in March of 2011.
Hatch, who spent nine months in jail, was released in December. He was
ordered to pay 25 percent of his gross income to the IRS, as part of the
terms of his 26-month supervised release. Hatch says he has earned only $500 since he last left prison and had
asked that his payment be reduced to $25. A Rhode
Island federal judge rejected his request on Tuesday, February 7. Denied!