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'Celeb Apprentice' Contestant Ordered to Prison

3/14/2011 12:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richard Hatch -- the guy who won $1 million on Season 1 of "Survivor" -- has been ordered to surrender to U.S. marshals by NOON today to begin a 9-month prison sentence for not paying taxes on the prize money.

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Hatch had filed a request to delay his surrender until he could get his business affairs in order ... but earlier today, the judge shot down the request ... which means Hatch better get his ass over to his nearest marshals station ASAP.

Hatch is currently a contestant on "Celebrity Apprentice" -- and though most of the season has already been taped ... the finale will be LIVE in a couple of months.

So, if by chance ... Hatch makes it all the way to the final 2 ... Trump better make sure he can broadcast from behind bars!

UPDATE: Chief Deputy U.S. Marshal David Remington tells us Hatch has officially surrendered to authorities.

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76.

Superman    

Damn. WTF!! He was found guilty of tax evasion like back in 2001! Why is it taking 10 years to put this a-hole behind bars?!?!

1316 days ago
77.

justsayin    

Why would Trump put him on the show with his seedy past.
He fired Khoe Kardash because he didn't like her DUI.

1316 days ago
78.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Hey rich, with all your supposed quick-thinking, corporate smarts (BS!) you're still going to jail. So no matter how smart you act, or how exceptional a businessman you THINK you are, you're just another douchebag in cell block just like the rest. Btw, try that crap you pulled with David Cassidy in prison. Dare ya!

1316 days ago
79.

Mikey    

I bet all the other 19 show winners payed there taxes.

1316 days ago
80.

Truth    

DUDE IS "FIRED" FROM CELEBRITY APPRENTICE!! TOTAL DOUCHE BAG.

#LOSER FOR 2ND TIME

#NOT A WINNER

1316 days ago
81.

sylvie    

Hey Tammy @ 74
Not only that, but had he won his million in Canada he wouldn't had paid any taxes at all? ( lottery/ game winnings are tax free)
He's still an arrogant **** though, I bet David Cassidy is smiling today!!!

1316 days ago
82.

jen    

To #67: and if it were a Republican in congress, they would change the law so they would be exempt.

1316 days ago
83.

Raejean    

Hey Hatch, you're FIRED! Oh well, maybe they can call David Cassidy back?

1316 days ago
84.

Cujeaux    

The Donald now has egg on his face for not firing the Hatch first. What's that about intuition again Trumpster?

1316 days ago
85.

FreeWill    

Dead and taxes my friend, you can't cheat!

1316 days ago
86.

Scudrunner51    

Whats up with these people not paying their Taxs?!...I pay mine. They deserve to go to prison...Suck it up Hatch! Do your time!....

1316 days ago
87.

Pete    

He should have hired Lindsay Lohan's attorney.

1316 days ago
88.

Pete    

He should have hired Lindsay Lohan's attorney.

1316 days ago
89.

audio1222    

something tells me, he doesn't file his taxes for a reason? SAUSAGE FEST!!!!!

1316 days ago
90.

radicalred    

I kinda figured Hatch wasn't going to win Celebrity Apprentice. The episodes have already been filmed. Only the finale is live, so this news isn't earth ****tering -- just confirmation that Hatch didn't make it to the final two.

My guess is Star what's-her-face is going to end up in the final. I don't know who the other finalist will be.

1316 days ago
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