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'Fat Naked Fag' May Get New Boyfriend - In Prison

Did he think they wouldn't notice?

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Richard Hatch Hit With Tax Evasion Rap

IRS says "Survivor" winner didn't report his million dollar prize

JANUARY 18--Richard Hatch, the first winner of CBS's "Survivor," was charged today with failing to report his $1 million reality TV windfall to the Internal Revenue Service. The below two-count criminal information, unsealed today in U.S. District Court in Rhode Island, charges Hatch with filing a false 2000 tax return that omitted his seven-figure "Survivor" winnings. The nudity enthusiast, 43, is also charged with filing a false return for 2001 (he allegedly did not report $321,000 paid to him by a Boston radio station). If convicted of the felony charges, Hatch could face a maximum of five years in prison for each count and could be hit with a $250,000 fine. Hatch is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges in Providence federal court January 24

How amazingly dumb can one guy be?

[Kevin adds] What? No Office Space inspired "federal-pound-you-in-the-ass prison", or Chris Rock inspired "toss my salad" reference? For shame...

[Paul Retorts] Hey I got the FNG reference, there's only so much pop culture you can expect from me.

[Kevin responds] The Smoking Gun has the indictment, and late word on the AP wires is that Hatch is pleading guilty to two counts of tax evasion. As for the "language" in the post title... Fans of Survivor should recognize Paul's quoted text as coming from Hatch's own mouth (and likely Rudy's too, though he was partial to the term "queer") on Survivor.

via drudge


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Comments (29)

Goddamn it they will have t... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

Goddamn it they will have the shirt off his back wont they?

Those IRS agents are pretty... (Below threshold)
Justin B:

Those IRS agents are pretty smart. I mean it only took them 4 years to figure out that this dude won $1M. I wonder how they stumbled on to this one?

Okay, why would a radio sta... (Below threshold)
julie:

Okay, why would a radio station pay him $321,000 and how can I get that job?

Well, take your clothes off... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

Well, take your clothes off for a start Julie. You can send me pictures...I'll take it from there for you.

Re: JustinIRS wait... (Below threshold)
BigFire:

Re: Justin

IRS waited 4 years for the penalities & interest to build up before filing the charges. Also, this lulls the tax dodgers into thinking that they're off the hook.

Not a very gay-friendly/tol... (Below threshold)
robcc:

Not a very gay-friendly/tolerant site, based on that headline. I'm disappointed in you, Paul.

Seems like the IRS likes to... (Below threshold)
jmaster:

Seems like the IRS likes to keep a nice big juicy publicity case for filing just before tax return season.

Looks like Dickie’s number came up this time. Talk show hosts should have a field day with this one. More publicity than the IRS could probably buy.

But I might be giving the bureaucrats way too much credit here….

Not a very gay-friendly/... (Below threshold)

Not a very gay-friendly/tolerant site, based on that headline.

I could be wrong, but I seem to recall that's how Hatch used to describe himself.

(I still know waaaay too much about that show, for somneone who never watched it.)

Robcc Said: "Not a very gay... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

Robcc Said: "Not a very gay-friendly/tolerant site, based on that headline. I'm disappointed in you, Paul."

The headline is fine as he is a gay fag. I have heard many gays refer to themselves as fags. So what?

Good on him for trying to avoid tax though, just a pity it wasn't a legal way!

robcc, "fat naked fag" is H... (Below threshold)
Ralph:

robcc, "fat naked fag" is Hatch's self title according to Gay.com's article-'Fat, naked fag' snags $1 million prize in TV game show Survivor

I had to look it up (Yahoo) since I did not follow the show.

My apologies. I've never w... (Below threshold)
robcc:

My apologies. I've never watched the show! However, most gays who refer to themselves and their gay friends as "fags" don't like it when the straight folk do.... Have a great day!

I am wondering how Hatch fo... (Below threshold)
Just Me:

I am wondering how Hatch forgot that he won 1million dollars in 2000?

I am thinking there isn't going to be much of a defense for this guy, guess he should go ahead and pack his toothbrush.

Rob: Naked Radio? You may b... (Below threshold)
julie:

Rob: Naked Radio? You may be on to something. ;-)

"most gays who refer to the... (Below threshold)
andre3000:

"most gays who refer to themselves and their gay friends as "fags" don't like it when the straight folk do"

I guess they forfeit the right to "not like it" when they use the word themselves. IMHO, of course. YMMV, PDQ ASAP.

Julie, Sorry, Stern's been... (Below threshold)
andre3000:

Julie, Sorry, Stern's been doing it for several years now. Nothing new in the world.

I sense an overtone of inte... (Below threshold)
-S-:

I sense an overtone of intended destiny here.

As in, flagrant lie on federal/state tax forms (err, inaccuracies on some piece of paper he just signed, was in a hurry, didn't read them)====-->go to prison.


About the Wizbang choice o' wordage, I think I now perceive the pattern: mention "square" or display a "square object" = nazi. Mention "circle" or display "circular object" = gay. Mention any combination of "square" and "circle" and/or square and circular objects = go to jail via filing inaccurate tax returns.

I mean, I GUESS.


P.S.: I love Wizbang. Jus... (Below threshold)
-S-:

P.S.: I love Wizbang. Just saying, I'm trying to learn the language, is all.

~;-D

Fairly reported, I see...ha... (Below threshold)
-S-:

Fairly reported, I see...ha.

Andre2000 said: "I guess th... (Below threshold)
Rob Hackney:

Andre2000 said: "I guess they forfeit the right to "not like it" when they use the word themselves. IMHO, of course. YMMV, PDQ ASAP."

Exactly it is like the word " nigger" really and I love it when people get upset when I say it. Well the "gangstas" say it so it's acceptable to all I say.

google: fat naked fag richa... (Below threshold)
Paul:

google: fat naked fag richard hatch calendar

It was a crack he made during the first show -- No pun intended.

Any time a report ends with... (Below threshold)

Any time a report ends with the words "via Drudge," the safest thing is to assume it's bullshit, but this story does have a certain ring of truth.

I met Hatch about six months after Survivor when my employer published his book. I became his publicist even though I hadn't owned a tv while the show was on and had never seen the show.

The thing is, when I met him he was with his lawyer, his manager, his agent, his ghostwriter, and his own publicist---and all of them (except the ghostwriter) had hoses attached to his wallet, siphoning off the prize money.

I remember thinking to myself "Fuck---this cat has already blown his whole prize, but he doesn't know it yet." And I was right.

The Smoking Gun now has the... (Below threshold)

The Smoking Gun now has the text of the indictment online; what strikes me as odd is that he didn't file his 2000 tax return until November 2002. You can do that?

Bud:You can file f... (Below threshold)
leelu:

Bud:

You can file for an extension (6 months, as I recall, which lets you file in October instead of April. I *think* you can get a second to file even later.

IRS waited 4 years for t... (Below threshold)
Sean:

IRS waited 4 years for the penalities & interest to build up before filing the charges. Also, this lulls the tax dodgers into thinking that they're off the hook.

The IRS is typically about 3 years behind in their review/audit cycle of tax returns. This is based on volume, not the desire to build up interest and penalties.

- Actually he may prove to ... (Below threshold)

- Actually he may prove to be a "survivor" yet again...If it turns out that D. Myers is right, and his check went out to services, to a high enough percentage, then the most they can get him for is "direlection" which generally only entails a fine of some sort.... usually based on the total projected income you can expect to make for life....but thats another story.....The unreported radio income may be the boat anchor that sinks him... with all that pile of blood suckers you'd think he might have squeezed a tax accountant in there somewhere.... pun intended......

I'm still wiping the tears ... (Below threshold)
Drew - Dallas, TX:

I'm still wiping the tears from my eyes after reading the title. Too funny.

Lennon was right....<... (Below threshold)
OneDrummer:

Lennon was right....

Instant Karma's gonna get you....

When someone is so cocky and arrogant, they're bound to fall on their own sword (or pole, in his case....)

Holy shit. He just got an ... (Below threshold)
Justin B:

Holy shit. He just got an offer from Mark Burnett to do a new reality TV Show with Martha Stewart.

While your missed references to Office Space or Chris Rock left me disappointed, I surely hoped that you might throw some Shawshank Redemption in there. Didn't Tim Robbins "get a deal from the guards to protect him from being butt raped in exchange for helping them do their taxes?" Oh the silly Irony.

I've filed late or made an ... (Below threshold)
Ken:

I've filed late or made an error, and after a month or two, the IRS hits me with a correction letter and says "you owe such and such because of blah blah infraction or error, and you owe this much more for penalties and interest". If it looks close, I just pay it. So I assume the IRS sent such letters to Richard. He must have held them off with some tricky moves until they just decided to nail him.




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