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Richard Hatch wants jail sentence thrown out

July 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Reality star Richard Hatch is asking the court to throw out a prison sentence he received earlier this year.

Hatch was sentenced to nine months for failing to pay taxes on the $1 million he won on the first season of the CBS show "Survivor."

In a brief filed Thursday, Hatch said the lower court overlooked several factors in finding that he violated the terms of his supervised release by failing to file amended tax returns for 2000 and 2001.

Hatch also argued the March sentence is unreasonable and exceeds prosecutors' recommendations by three months. He wants the appeals panel to order the lower court to toss out the case or order further hearings. Hatch is imprisoned in West Virginia.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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