'Survivor' winner Richard Hatch's trial to begin jury selection
UPI News Service, 01/09/2006
The tax evasion and fraud trial of "Survivor" winner Richard Hatch won't begin in Providence, R.I., until the week's end, a court clerk said Monday.
Jury selection was scheduled to start Tuesday with the trial's opening arguments slated for Thursday at the earliest, the Providence (R.I.) Journal reported on its Web site.
The $1 million winner in CBS' inaugural "Survivor" season is charged with two counts of tax evasion, one count of filing a false tax return, two counts of wire fraud, one count of bank fraud and four counts of mail fraud.
A grand jury indictment charged Hatch with failing to report his "Survivor" winnings as well as fees he made in personal appearances, rental income and donations he made to his own charitable foundation.