And so he waited. And while he waited he married, had children, got gainful employment, and completely turned his life around. He never tried to hide his identity. He paid taxes, had a valid licence with the correct address, got and paid for parking tickets, and lived a completely open, completely normal law-abiding life.
The court however did catch up to him recently and instead of simply directing him to report to prison, they sent an armed SWAT team to his home with automatic weapons. Anderson was in the process of feeding his three-year-old daughter when authorities arrived.
Anderson and his lawyer are now arguing that the court missed its opportunity to incarcerate him. They claim that if one of the purposes of the prison system is rehabilitation, there is no reason Anderson needs to be put there as he is already completely rehabilitated as is evidenced by how he was lived over the past 13 years.
The state maintains that he still must pay the punitive portion of prison, even if the rehabilitation has already occurred. Both sides are preparing for what promises to be a complicated legal battle.