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'Survivor' Champ to Plead Guilty to Tax Evasion

"Survivor" (search) winner Richard Hatch (search) agreed to plead guilty to tax evasion after he was charged with filing false tax returns for failing to report his million-dollar prize on the desert island reality show, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Providence, R.I.

Hatch also allegedly neglected to include in his tax returns more than $321,000 paid to him by a Boston radio station.

Hatch, 43, of Newport, R.I., has been charged with two counts of filing false income tax returns. He will plead guilty to both counts when he appears in U.S. District Court in Providence on Monday.

If convicted, the maximum penalty for each count is five years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, but as part of the plea agreement filed in federal court, the U.S. Attorney's office said it would recommend a lesser sentence.

U.S. Attorney Robert Clark Corrente filed the charges Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Providence. The details of the plea agreement filed Tuesday appeared in court documents, which were signed last week by Hatch.

Survivor Entertainment Group paid Hatch $1 million for winning the CBS reality show competition and $10,000 for appearing in the finale in August 2000. In November 2002, Hatch filed a false personal income tax return for the year 2000 by omitting the $1.01 million, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

The charges also state that Hatch didn’t report $321,139 of the $391,371 paid to him by WQSX-FM, Boston, for his work in 2001 as a co-host of the radio program “The Wilde Show.”

Hatch could not immediately be reached for comment.

FOX News' Catherine Donaldson-Evans and The Associated Press contributed to this report.