People: May 29, 2006

IMMUNITY IDOLS EXPIRE

Inconceivably, Survivor's first champion, RICHARD HATCH, 45, won $1 million on prime-time TV and failed to declare it on his tax return. In fact, Hatch reported a negative income for the year and filed for $4,483 in refunds. A jury convicted him of tax evasion, and last Tuesday a Rhode Island judge sentenced him to 51 months in prison. "It seems unfortunately very clear to me that Mr. Hatch lied," said the judge, adding that Hatch also tried to "manipulate other people." In Hatch's defense, that was once a winning strategy.

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