If he doesn't get a job
What's he gonna do for the rest of his life? Twoc cars? Hack cash dispensers?
There's this concept of *rehabilitation*. Anyway, the judge rightly thought that making work for a few geeks wasn't up there with violent crime, and gave him the lowest penalty available (conviction and discharge) that would stop the 'merkins from extraditing him. (Double jeopardy and that).