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Richard Hatch Is Now Officially Inmate #05559-070

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Richard Hatch Now In Prison

Richard Hatch, the Survivor champion, has to survive a whole less hospitable location than a jungle with a camera crew — he Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.

A few days ago, Richard was locked up and the key was thrown away to start his 9 month "life vacation," as we call it, for not paying the taxes on his $1 million prize from Survivor.

Apparently he couldn't raise enough money to pay off the debt between his time on Celebrity Apprentice and his jail date, because now he's in the clink from April 29 to December 12, 2011, unless something weird happens. Like a Shawshank kind of escape.

Should have figured out a way to pay it years ago! Whomp whomp!

[Image via WENN.]

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5 comments to “Richard Hatch Is Now Officially Inmate #05559-070”

  1. 1

    Hatch will be fine, hes a gay man in prison!! Plus hell be out before christmas.

  2. 2

    it's a sad day when someone who doesn't pay the government is sentenced to almost a year in prison, and will probably serve at least half of that sentence…but Lindsay Lohan (who, by some miracle, hasn't killed anyone or herself yet) is sentenced only 90 days AND serves less than 2 weeks for DUI, reckless driving, etc.

  3. 3

    Death and taxes! Pay your freaken taxes Hatch! You got a million dollars for being naked, and a s h i t, pay the people Richard!

  4. 4

    I think taxes on winnings is paid at a higher rate. Something along the lines of 40% if I remember correctly. I'd have to consider spending 9 months in jail in order to keep $400,000. Even at a typical 25% tax rate, he's keeping $250,000.

  5. 5

    Re: littleme87 – Yeah, you're right. Whether they're male or female, gays love prison. I've been locked up with homosexuals before, and they trot around the damn place like they're on a cruise, or something- acting overly happy, and making friends with everybody. I even knew someone who was an indigent, and their homo roommate would pay them in cantene to distract the guard while they went off and did God knows what.