On 17 April 2009, Neij was found guilty. He was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay damages of $905,000. Neij was not present for the verdict as he had already "jumped bail and fled to Laos." The Swedish embassy in Bangkok revoked Neij's passport in 2012.
In November 2014, Neij was arrested in Nong Khai on an Interpol warrant while attempting to cross the border from Laos to Thailand. Thai authorities stated that a US-based film association had a Thai lawyer to search for Neij and aid in his capture. During his 3 years in Laos, he had reportedly crossed the border almost 30 times into Thailand, where he had a home on the resort island of Phuket.BayFiles, a Pirate Bay-affiliated file hosting website registered under Neij's name, was abruptly shut down after the arrest.
Neij served two thirds (200 days) of a 10 months sentence in Skänninge Prison in central Sweden. He was released on 1 June 2015 and is planning to settle in Laos and work with IT.