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Four convicted of helping Storm Lake, IA man flee country

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Four people each face 5-years in prison for admitting to plotting a Storm Lake, Iowa man's flight from justice.

Following his 2011 conviction on a federal firearms charge, 45-year-old Darwin Zoch was ordered to wear a GPS monitoring bracelet until his sentencing.

Zoch, his wife Janelle, and two others then began to make plans. Prosecutors say the Zochs, Brandon Hinsely, and Mark Hill researched countries without extradition treaties, and boats Zoch might buy to sail out of the country. They also allegedly pre-positioned a getaway car, and collected $5,000 in cash.

Zoch got as far as a marina in Corpus Christi, Texas, before he was captured.

In 2010, the Zochs were sentenced for secretly videotaping customers in a state of nudity at a tanning salon they once owned in Albert City from 2006 to 2009.

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