Hatch Begins Survival In W.Va. Prison

Richard Hatch, the very first winner of CBS' "Survivor" reality TV show, spent several years in prison after being convicted by a Rhode Island jury of evading taxes on his "Survivor" winnings, other appearance fees and rentals from property he owns.
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Richard Hatch, convicted of failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the debut season of "Survivor," has been sent to a federal prison in West Virginia.

Hatch, 45, of Newport, R.I., was convicted by a federal jury of failing to pay taxes on the "Survivor" prize and other income. He was sentenced in May to 51 months in prison by a judge who said the reality TV star had lied repeatedly on the witness stand.

He is at the West Virginia Federal Correctional Institute in Morgantown. Last month, he was moved to the Federal Transfer Center in Oklahoma City after previously being held at the Plymouth County Correctional Facility in Massachusetts.

Hatch became known on CBS's "Survivor" as the "fat naked guy" for refusing to wear clothes.