Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Survivor Winner’s Tax Appeal Denied

Former Survivor winner Richard Hatch – who made the list of biggest tax evaders on the RDTC Tax Help Blog – had his appeal denied by a Boston-based 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday. Hatch claimed that he caught Survivor employees smuggling food to other contestants, but CBS denies these allegations. He said the show’s producers made a deal to pay his income taxes if he kept his mouth shut. However, the court noted that that Hatch was given several opportunities to testify about the deal, but he never took the opportunity.

"The failure of Hatch to present any evidence of such conversations when invited by the court strongly suggested that no actual promises were made, and no such 'deal' actually existed," the court wrote in its 52-page decision. "It was not the court's right, much less duty, to put words in Hatch's mouth." For more details check out Yahoo News.

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