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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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91.

Kabala    

What a egotistical moron... Is he proving something?

1264 days ago
92.

Cherie    

SO LET ME GET THIS STRAIGHT:

This guy EASILY gets thrown in prison - while LieHo gets away with:

- Numerous DUIs
- Drug Possession
- Reckless Cocaine-fueled car chase
- Numerous Probation Violations
- Grand FELONY Theft
- DRIVING 30 MILES OVER THE SPEED LIMIT IN A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD

YET WITH ALL OF THAT...SHE STILL SKATES PRISON?? PFFFT. The Justice system is CORRUPT.

1264 days ago
93.

details    

He should have been fired on this seasons first episode of Celebrity Apprentice. Sweet justice if it is his own deceptive nature that brings him down. I am glad the government is not as easily taken as Mr. Trump was.

1264 days ago
94.

Kelly    

I don't understand why those found by the IRS / Justice Dept hiding massive amounts of money in off shore accounts get a pass and opportunity to pay up, their names kept anonymous but this guy with his little mill goes to prison.

1263 days ago
95.

Justin    

Donald Trump loves the media. This season's show is filled with misfits and wannabe's for the most part. David Cassidy seemed to be the only normal guy on there. So he got booted first. I'm deleting this trash from my DVR.

1263 days ago
96.

jo ham    

i can barely watch this show anyway.....richard hatch is annoying and omg the women?....star jones left the view for a reason....NOBODY CAN STAND HER! and i am so dissapointed in dion warrick...she acts like a spoiled child. ughhhhhhh

1259 days ago
97.

Peter    

I also thought he'd already done his time behind bars for this tax fiasco. Oh well, maybe this time he'll do full time.
As for David Cassidy, I was really ticked when he was forced off the show by Hatch. Why didn't they simply review the tapes?!? It would have proven Mr Cassidy was telling the truth and would have shown Hatch for what he is, a lying pr_ck.
Now for a dose of reality and not reality show...JAIL!

1241 days ago
98.

Melissa    

I read the indictment. His claim is the million that was paid for Survivor but he is the perfect example of someone that is just plain crooked. It was not only the earnings from Survivor. This man set up corporations (s) 501C companies as charities and had money being paid to these organizations and it was all him. No money went to charity, no money went any place other than in HIS pocket. He is not serving enough time. He needs at least 20 years. Stupid Jerk

1194 days ago
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