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January 26, 2006

How long will the prison edition of Survivor run?

As detailed in news stories here and here, "Richard Hatch, who won $1 million in the debut season of the reality show 'Survivor,' was found guilty Wednesday of failing to pay taxes on his winnings and taken straight to jail."  According to reports, Hatch will be sentenced on April 28 and the district judge "said he expected a sentence of between 33 months and 41 months, but it could be longer because prosecutors accuse Hatch of committing perjury during his testimony."  White Collar Crime Prof Blog has some commentary here.

My clever better half observed that it would be more fitting for Hatch to be sentenced on April 15, tax day.  And that got me to thinking that Hatch's (apparently lengthy) sentence would have more general deterrence value if it were imposed in the first two weeks of April.

January 26, 2006 at 09:42 AM | Permalink


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Unless he waives the 90 days for a presentence report, he'll be sentenced after April 15. PACER doesn't yet show a sentence date.

Posted by: Robert Little | Jan 26, 2006 10:59:53 AM

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