who was sentenced to 51 months in a Oklahoma federal
prison for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on
the debut season of Survivor, has been
transferred into the federal prison system.
arrived last week at the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma
City, a central transfer point for prisoners in the federal
system, thought it is not yet clear why he was sent
there or if he will serve his sentence at the
facility. Hatch had previously been held at the Plymouth
County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts.
convicted in January of failing to pay taxes on the
Survivor prize and other income,
was sentenced in May. The judge said the reality TV
star had lied repeatedly on the witness stand.
Michael Minns said, "He would prefer to serve his
sentence near family in Rhode Island or in Florida. He
should be in a camp. The camps are the most
comfortable of the uncomfortable. They are still
jails, but they get to see the sky and be outside. It's bad
for Richard, who is an outdoor person." (AP)