FL Fugitive’s 37 Years On The Lam Over

MIAMI (AP) _ An elderly Florida man is facing additional prison time after spending 37 years on the lam until his capture late last year in Mexico.

Prosecutors are seeking an additional year in prison for 82-year-old Robert Anton Woodring, seen recently below, for jumping bail in 1977.

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Woodring’s sentencing has been delayed several times for medical evaluations.

A hearing is set Monday before U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke.

Prosecutors say Woodring failed to surrender in 1977 to begin serving a seven-year prison sentence for fraud and for a related conviction involving an attempt to flee in his 60-foot yacht so officials couldn’t seize it.

U.S. Marshals caught Woodring in Guadalajara, Mexico, in December 2014 after getting a tip while searching for another fugitive.

Mexican officials sent him back to the U.S.