"Survivor" boss Mark Burnett told the Providence, R.I., tax evasion trial of Richard Hatch Thursday the $1 million winner knew he was supposed to pay taxes.
Hatch's attorney, Michael Minns, told the court his client -- the first "Survivor" winner -- is "the world's worst bookkeeper, bar none," E! Online reported.
Minns said Hatch, 44, depended on an accountant to handle his taxes and she was "in over her head."
Prosecutor Andrew Reich, however, told the jury Hatch "willfully" failed to report his earnings to the Internal Revenue Service and even sought a $4,500 refund for 2001 -- the year he won "Survivor."
Hatch has pleaded not guilty to tax evasion, filing a false tax return, wire fraud, bank fraud and mail fraud. He could face 75 years in jail if convicted.