On 17 April 2009, Neij was found guilty. He was sentenced to one year in prison and ordered to pay damages of $905,000.
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.