'Survivor' Alum Michael Skupin charged with child porn

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PANIMAN - APRIL 1: 'Down and Dirty' - Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the sixth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 24 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Michael Skupin attends 'Survivor Philippines' finale and reunion at CBS Studios on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 16: Michael Skupin attends 'Survivor: The Philippines' red carpet finale and reunion held at CBS Studios on December 16, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
PANIMAN - MARCH 27: 'Create a Little Chaos' - Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Lisa Whelchel, Michael Skupin, Abi-Maria Gomes, Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Artis Silvester of the Tandang Tribe during the Immunity Challenge on the fourth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 10 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 20: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Michael Skupin during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Michael Skupin during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' Michael Skupin, Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Artis Silvester, Lisa Whelchel, Abi-Maria Gomes and Peter 'Pete'Â Yurkowski during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'Don'Ât Be Blinded By The Headlights' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Michael Skupin, Artis Silvester. Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Lisa Whelchel and Abi-Maria Gomes of the Tandang Tribe after the Immunity Challenge on the second episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, September 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Don't Be Blinded By The Headlights' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski and Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the Immunity Challenge on the second episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, September 26 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Artis Silvester, Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour, Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Abi-Maria Gomes, Michael Skupin and Lisa Whelchel of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 30: 'Got My Swag Back' - Peter 'Pete' Yurkowski, Abi-Maria Gomes, Lisa Whelchel, Artis Silvester, Malcolm Freberg, Michael Skupin and Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour of the Tandang Tribe enjoy their Immunity Challenge win during the fifth episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 17 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 17: After being medically evacuated due to severe burns received after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation, Michael Skupin returns to SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES to finish what he started and for one more chance at the million dollar prize. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 23: 'This Isn'Ât a 'We' Game' - Artis Silvester and Michael Skupin of the Tandang Tribe during the third episode of Survivor: Philippines, Wednesday, October 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 17: After being medically evacuated due to severe burns received after passing out into a fire from smoke inhalation, Michael Skupin returns to SURVIVOR: PHILIPPINES to finish what he started and for one more chance at the million dollar prize. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
PANIMAN - MARCH 19: 'Survivor Smacked Me In The Chops' - Peter 'Pete'Â Yurkowski, Artis Silvester, Michael Skupin and Roberta 'RC' Saint-Amour during the premiere episode of Survivor: Philippines. The twenty-fifth installment of the Emmy Award-winning reality series premieres with a special 90-minute edition, Wednesday, September 19 (8:00 - 9:30 PM ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Robert Voets/CBS via Getty Images)
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Former "Survivor" contestant Michael Skupin has been charged with possession of child pornography, the Michigan attorney general said Friday.

In all, the 54-year-old was charged with six counts of possession of child sexually abusive materials, along with five counts of larceny by conversion, and one count of racketeering- conducting a criminal enterprise.

Skupin is accused of taking part in running and promoting a Ponzi scheme.

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According to the attorney general, an investigation was opened on Skupin when victims from his alleged Ponzi scheme contacted a local news reporter. Skupin is accused of recruiting investors and friends to partake in a "gifting scheme" called Pay it Forward, in which victims made $10,000 investments.

The investments would then be cycled through a chart in which participants were paid out of other new investors' money.

While searching Skupin's laptop computer, investigators found images of underage children in sexual situations, images that allegedly belonged to Skupin.

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"Not only did this man rob people of their hard earned savings with his financial scams but he victimized innocent children every time he looked at a piece of child pornography," Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said. "This man seems to have no concept or caring for right and wrong and will be prosecuted under the full extent of the law for these horrific crimes."

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