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01/26/2006 04:08 PM ID: 52477 Permalink   

"Survivor" Winner Richard Hatch Found Guilty of Tax Evasion


Rhode Island - Richard Hatch, the first winner of a million dollar prize on the television show "Survivor," will now get to test his survival skills in prison after a Rhode Island jury convicted him on tax evasion charges.

Hatch failed to report his one million dollar prize to the U.S. government in an attempt to skirt paying taxes on his winnings. The jury found Hatch guilty of three counts of tax evasion and filing a false return. Hatch now awaits sentencing in jail.

Hatch now faces 13 years in prison and $600,000 dollars in fines. A split jury decision allowed him to avoid being convicted on seven counts of fraud for misusing $36,000 in funds donated to a charity he created to help troubled teens.

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He's gonna love prison. His book published years ago flaunts his gay life style. Instead of spending his million bucks on gay whores, he'll get it for free in this homo-erotic fantasy environment.
  by: vigorstrength   01/26/2006 04:30 PM     
  thats the good thing with britain  
you pay taxes when you buy something not as a collective at the end of the year.
  by: JOCKSTEELUK   01/26/2006 04:42 PM     
Typically thats how it works in the US too. When we purchase things we usually pay the tax upfront, but on lottery winnings, insurance settlements, etc I believe you just file taxes when that time comes around (and its approaching :-\)
  by: SpeedRacer   01/26/2006 05:02 PM     
  yea we sure do  
Most people aren't looking forward to taxes, but i set up my taxes so that i always get a very nice amount back.
It helps me save money and use it on something useful when the time comes around.
So i am looking forward to taxes!
  by: sp00ky187   01/26/2006 05:54 PM     
Actually, what's nice about Britain is that when you win something like the lottery, horse race bet or a game show the money is yours to keep. They don't force you to pay tax on it, they only tax business/employment earnings.
  by: ZCT     01/26/2006 06:34 PM     
Wow that must be nice, we get taxed on EVERYTHING. Including inheritance tax, nothing like a good death tax...
  by: SpeedRacer   01/26/2006 08:29 PM     
Don't get me wrong, Brits pay a lot of tax, but when they get lucky and win the lottery or similar they actually get the prize posted as a lump sum and tax free. The tax is collected on the sale of the tickets not on the prizes, which I think is a little fairer.
  by: ZCT     01/26/2006 09:38 PM     
  damn gay!  
he should have invested in something a little more hetero like drugs, killings, and mob affiliations..

way cooler than freakin just lame tax evasion. thats what the dumbass feds are suppossed to squeze you with when they can't get any other charges to schtick!

dude and you freakin won survivor you ass hat! hello, you are the absolute worst person to use 36k inappropriately and for freakin' troubled teens!

you bastard.

btw he cant have all that much to bargain with now but his gA-hole...
  by: OptIcalIllusIoN   01/26/2006 10:01 PM     
  My taxes in America  
first I lose about 20% of my check to taxes. Then anything I buy is taxed. Anything I own is taxed yearly, car/house. My cell phone and home phone all get taxed monthly. If I win money or get money, they tax it. I would say I pay atleast 10 different taxes a day. It is disgusting.
  by: RoBBoB     01/27/2006 07:41 PM     
  Aus Tax  
I get taxed about 30% on my income (paying off hecs etc as well) - on top of that everything comes with a 10% goods and services tax (except for certain essentials). Luxury items get a luxury tax.

Fortunately we have tax-free thresholds and a sliding scale of tax that is a lot fairer than otherwise.

  by: lauriesman     01/27/2006 08:40 PM     
  Australian Tax  
Can get as high as 50% on income, but i want to know, is this particularily hih copared to the rest of the world?
  by: tiggyfiggy   01/29/2006 12:09 AM     
  USA income tax  
i dont think income tax in the USA has ever been above 40% for any bracket. Currently the highest income tax bracket is the low 30's, it was up to 38% before Bush's tax breaks.

But we also have state income tax (much lower), do states/provinces in other countries have income tax as well?
  by: reverend j roach     01/31/2006 07:49 PM     
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