Richard Hatch is a prison Survivor
Can Richard Hatch learn to pay his taxes? He better if he wants to stay out of jail this time!
Survivorwinner Richard Hatch is a free man after serving yet another prison sentence related to his $1 million winnings on the hit CBS reality show.
"Always leaving feels good, since I can say I've done it a couple of times. It's a tragedy," the nudist reality star told NBC 10 News after his release Monday morning.
Hatch was released from a Rhode Island prison after serving nine months for tax evasion. He first served three years for not paying taxes on his prize on the show. The judge then ordered him to re-file his 2000 and 2001 income taxes.
The Celebrity Apprentice star never re-filed, so it was back to the slammer.
"I have done EVERYTHING HUMANLY POSSIBLE WORKING TOWARD THE DETERMINATION REQUIRED TO AMEND THOSE RETURNS. IN THE MEANTIME, IT IS SIMPLY NOT POSSIBLE FOR ME NOR WILL MAY ACCOUNT PREPARE AMENDED RETURNS WITHOUT THE DETERMINATION FROM TAX COURT OF WHAT FIGURES ARE ACCURATE," Hatch wrote before going to jail in March.
He's still professing his innocence.
"Never evaded taxes, I maintain that's the truth, and certainly didn't violate probation, which is what I was sent back here for," he said.
So, what's next for the disgraced reality star? Hiring an accountant (we hope) -- and maybe a new stint on reality television? "I have a lot of possibilities. I'm confident. I have a really good show idea. I think I have a deal. We'll see," Hatch said after leaving jail.
We have an idea, Richard: Write a book about your crazy life and pay off the IRS!
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