Sentencing Delayed for 'Survivor'' s Hatch

The convicted tax cheat also faces an obstruction of justice charge

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There’s been a hold-up in the April sentencing phase of original Survivor winner Richard Hatch’s tax-evasion case.

Hatch, 45, will now be back in court May 16, the Associated Press reports.

He was found guilty in January of failing to pay taxes on his $1 million Survivor prize and other income. The charges carry a maximum of 13 years in prison.

Jailed in Plymouth, Mass., since his conviction, Hatch was granted a delay by U.S. District Court Judge Ernest Torres after his legal team requested more time to fight a government memo asking that Hatch be given extra prison time for allegedly obstructing justice.

Prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s office accused Hatch of lying on the stand during his trial.

Torres has said he expects a sentence of between two years, nine months and three years, five months. That would be increased if the judge accepts the U.S. Attorney’s arguments.

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