Richard Hatch, the first winner of US reality TV sensation Survivor, did not pay taxes on his $1m prize because he was greedy, prosecutors have alleged.
Richard Hatch's trial began earlier this month
Mr Hatch's lawyer claimed he was just a bumbling bookkeeper who could not handle so much money, in closing arguments in his tax evasion trial.
He was one of 16 contestants marooned on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga for the CBS show, which aired in 2000.
The jury has now begun deliberations in Providence, Rhode Island.
Earlier in the trial Mr Hatch has told the court he thought the show's producers would be paying tax on his $1m winnings from the programme.
Mr Hatch is accused of failing to pay tax on the money he won on Survivor in 2000, and is charged with using money earmarked for a charity on himself.
He shot to fame as one of 16 contestants marooned on the Malaysian island of Pulau Tiga for the CBS show.