PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Reality TV star Richard Hatch is accused of violating probation on his tax evasion sentence, which he received for failing to pay taxes on his $1 million prize from the first season of “Survivor.”

Hatch is scheduled to appear Wednesday in federal court in Rhode Island to answer charges he violated terms of his three-year probation, which began after he got out of prison last year.

The complaint is not public, so the alleged violation was not clear Friday. His public defender did not immediately return a message.

Hatch is required during probation to refile his 2000 and 2001 tax returns and pay back taxes. He has maintained he doesn’t owe taxes, telling The Providence Journal as recently as last month the Internal Revenue Service had given him two $1,000 refund checks, saying that was “proof” he owed nothing.

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