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'Survivor's' Richard Hatch arrested after Today Show with Matt Lauer
NY Daily News ^ | August 19, 2009

Posted on 08/19/2009 6:56:26 AM PDT by Wolfie

'Survivor's' Richard Hatch arrested after Today Show with Matt Lauer

Reality-TV star Richard Hatch emerged from an interview on NBC's Today Show with Matt Lauer only to find himself locked-up yet again just hours later.

Hatch, who won "Survivor" in 2000, was taken to the Barnstable County Sheriff's Office in Bourne, Mass., where the Federal Bureau of Prisons holds federal inmates.

Hatch was nabbed at his sister's home in Newport, R.I., where he has been living under house arrest after serving nearly four years in prison for tax evasion, msnbc.com reports.

During his appearance on the "Today" show, Hatch, who is homosexual, insisted he is innocent of the tax-evasion charges and asserted anti-gay bias drove his prosecution.

"I know without question that there are personal issues involved for the prosecutor. I don't know why. The prosecutorial misconduct has been egregious," Hatch told Lauer.

He told the court I didn't pay my taxes in 2000, and he told the court I haven't been cooperative. The IRS specifically contradicts that. I don't have a bill for 2000. I haven't even been assessed for 2000. And I've been fully cooperative."

Hatch contends CBS, which produced the first "Survivor" series in 2000, promised to pay taxes on the $1 million prize.

Former U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente, whose office oversaw Hatch's tax-evasion case, told WPRO-AM that Hatch is "delusional."

Authorities were vague about the reason for Hatch's new detainment.

"We just don't have the same kind of details on the federal inmates we book as we do with the regular city and county inmates," Sheriff's Office spokesman Roy Lyons told msnbc.com. "It's got to be that he violated some kind of condition. There's no other reason this would have happened."

Traci Billingsley, a spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, said her agency was unable to provide details about Hatch. She added that there are numerous reasons why an inmate might be transferred from house arrest to jail.

Hatch had been scheduled to be released from house arrest on Oct. 7. He told Lauer that being imprisoned and paying his lawyers has left him "financially devestated."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: survivor; taxevasion

1 posted on 08/19/2009 6:56:26 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
Hatch, just get appointed to office by Obama, then everyone will ignore the tax evasion charges...
2 posted on 08/19/2009 6:59:51 AM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: kingu

If this is in Massachusetts, maybe Hatch can get help from Congwessman Bawney Fag. A fat, gay, lying, tax cheat with a victim complex should find a soul mate in Congwessman Bawney Fag.


3 posted on 08/19/2009 7:04:23 AM PDT by Astronaut
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To: Wolfie
He told Lauer that being imprisoned and paying his lawyers has left him "financially devestated."

Crime doesn't pay. Unless you work for the government.

4 posted on 08/19/2009 7:07:15 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Astronaut
And how many of uhbama’s appointees, some of them so called experts in finance, have CHEATED ON THEIR TAXES? And how many of them saw a court room when it was discovered? And how many of them are in jail or have served time? I forget? Did ANY of them incur penalties? I mean, ANYTHING?
5 posted on 08/19/2009 7:08:28 AM PDT by Republic
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To: Wolfie

Note to Richard: It’s about the taxes dude. They don’t care about your sexuality. You are the one making that an issue.


6 posted on 08/19/2009 7:12:10 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Wolfie

How’d he get caught the the first time? Only 40 million watched the show.


7 posted on 08/19/2009 7:25:38 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....Iraq Invasion fan since '91.)
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To: Wolfie
has left him "financially devestated.

jernalists spel gud, huh.

8 posted on 08/19/2009 7:31:39 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Palin shrugged.)
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To: Wolfie
"We just don't have the same kind of details on the federal inmates we book as we do with the regular city and county inmates," Sheriff's Office spokesman Roy Lyons told msnbc.com. "It's got to be that he violated some kind of condition. There's no other reason this would have happened."

IANAL, but doesn't that sound like the guy has a prima facie case for a writ of habeas corpus to be issued? Or, is it OK for the sheriff to merely have a vague arrest warrant in hand without any more substantiating information in order for him to keep a person incarcerated?

9 posted on 08/19/2009 7:57:35 AM PDT by Zeppo (Save the cheerleader, save the world...)
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To: kingu

great idea!
I don’t think we yet have a “gay bar czar”, do we??


10 posted on 08/19/2009 8:16:26 AM PDT by qrstuv
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To: qrstuv

Well, with Ted Kennedy being sick and all, yeah, there’s a vacancy, I believe.


11 posted on 08/19/2009 8:18:50 AM PDT by kingu (Party for rent - conservative opinions not required.)
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To: Wolfie

Kathleen Sebelius, Health and Human Services secretary, over $7,000 in back taxes

Tom Daschle, the president’s first HHS nominee,$128,000 tax issues

Nancy Killefer. withdrew $946.69 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner,
didn’t pay Social Security and Medicare taxes for several years while he worked for the International Monetary Fund, and he employed an immigrant housekeeper who briefly lacked proper work papers.
Improper small-business deduction,
A charitable-contribution deduction for ineligible items
Expensing of utility costs that went for personal use
Used his child’s time at overnight camps in 2001, 2004 and 2005 to calculate dependent-care tax deductions. Sleepaway camps don’t qualify
The tax matters were instead the subject of a closed-door meeting between the nominee, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and members of the Senate Finance panel

US Trade Representative Ron Kirk failed to pay almost $10,000 in taxes

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, The husband of Labor secretary nominee Hilda Solis paid about $6400 to settle tax liens

Most of the tax cheats are easy to locate and are in his cabinet and administration.


12 posted on 08/19/2009 8:41:50 AM PDT by sunny48
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To: Wolfie
Kinda sounds like they sent him back to prison because he embarrassed them on national TV. Not defending his gayness or his tax evasion, but this just goes to show how petty and vindictive prosecutors and judges in our judicial system can be. If they don't like you, you tend to be screwed regardless of innocence or guilt. Justice isn't blind, it's petty and vindictive and personal.
13 posted on 08/19/2009 10:50:31 AM PDT by monday
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To: Zeppo

The guy spoke badly of the King’s men, and was thus tossed in jail. Which might be a good point to discuss, but I guess not.


14 posted on 08/19/2009 10:51:30 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Wolfie
The guy spoke badly of the King’s men, and was thus tossed in jail.

Yep.

15 posted on 08/19/2009 10:52:43 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Wolfie

Anyone who thinks it’s okay to appear naked on national television has some serious mental problems.


16 posted on 08/19/2009 10:53:49 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Deb

Rudy (Command Master Chief Petty Officer Rudolph E. Boesch, USN (Ret.)) should have finished him on that show. He couldn’t shine the Bull Seal’s shoes.


17 posted on 08/19/2009 12:10:49 PM PDT by SOLTC
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To: Wolfie
Hatch had been scheduled to be released from house arrest on Oct. 7

Unless he lives under Matt's couch, maybe not being in his house while under house arrest is a problem..

18 posted on 08/19/2009 12:17:03 PM PDT by IamConservative (I'll keep my money. You keep the change.)
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To: monday

No, it kinda sounds like they took him back to jail for violating the house arrest provisions of his parole; he had been scheduled to be released from house arrest on Oct. 7.

He might have arranged an interview from his place of house arrest but no, he had to grandstand in person.


19 posted on 08/19/2009 12:18:43 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SOLTC

Boy, you got that right. My heart broke when Rudy lost. What an incredible guy.


20 posted on 08/20/2009 9:07:39 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Wolfie

What is this nonentity doing on the Today Show anyway?


21 posted on 08/20/2009 9:09:39 AM PDT by Antoninus (Sarah Palin will soon have more fans on Facebook than most major newspapers have readers.)
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To: Wolfie
During his appearance on the "Today" show, Hatch, who is homosexual, insisted he is innocent of the tax-evasion charges and asserted anti-gay bias drove his prosecution.

Sounds like it's time for a beer with Obama.

22 posted on 08/20/2009 9:13:20 AM PDT by farmguy
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