'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch loses bid for tax evasion trial delay
UPI News Service, 12/22/2005
"Survivor" winner Richard Hatch has lost his bid for a delay of his Providence, R.I., trial on charges of federal tax evasion.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Ernest C. Torres Wednesday denied three motions filed on behalf of the $1 million reality show winner, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Thursday.
Hatch, 44, was indicted on 10 counts in September for allegedly failing to pay taxes on his winnings, as well as income from a radio program, rental income and charitable donations he used for himself.
The motions denied Wednesday sought a delay in the case -- now scheduled for Jan. 10 -- as well as the separation of the counts against Hatch, the newspaper said.
Hatch has pleaded not guilty to all the charges.
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