A social media influencer will serve 14 years in prison after his plot to take over a website at gunpoint backfired  CNNView full coverage on Google News

A 27-year-old social media influencer was sentenced to federal prison Monday after plotting to threaten a man in an effort to obtain a website domain name.The man was convicted for plotting an armed home invasion to try and obtain the rights to doitforstate.com, an unsanctioned Iowa State University site.

In June of 2017, Adams persuaded his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr., to break into the website owner's home and force him to sell the domain to Adams at gunpoint.In June of 2017, Adams persuaded his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr., to break into the website owner's home and force him to sell the domain to Adams at gunpoint.

Iowa social media influencer who had Cedar Rapids man held at gunpoint over internet domain sentenced to federal prison

CEDAR RAPIDS - A man who recruited his cousin to break in to a Cedar Rapids man's home and force him at gunpoint to transfer an internet domain was sentenced Monday to 14 years in prison.

Cedar Rapids man who tried to steal internet domain sentenced to 14 years | The Gazette

A man who ran various social media pages while a student at Iowa State was sentenced on Monday after being found guilty of conspiracy charges in April, according to federal prosecutors.A man who ran various social media pages while a student at Iowa State was sentenced on Monday after being found guilty of conspiracy charges in April, according to federal prosecutors.

Man sentenced for enlisting cousin to threaten another at gunpoint for domain name

Lawyer attempted to argue theft of domain name at gunpoint was too stupid to be true

Internet jerk with million-plus fans starts 14-year stretch for bizarre dot-com armed robbery • The Register

A social media influencer has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for concocting a scheme to violently coerce a stranger into giving up a web domain name, the US Department of Justice announced today.It involved holding the domain owner at gunpoint

Instagram influencer sentenced to 14 years for violent plot to steal domain name - The Verge

Adams operated several accounts known as State Snaps across social media platforms, including Instagram and Snapchat, while he was at Iowa State University. Beginning in 2015, they allowed students to submit photos and videos of their college antics, which often…Adams operated several accounts known as State Snaps across social media platforms, including Instagram and Snapchat, while he was at Iowa State University. Beginning in 2015, they allowed students to submit photos and videos of their college antics, which often…

Social media influencer gets 14-year sentence for plot to hijack domain name at gunpoint - TechSpot

Rossi Lorathio Adams II ordered his cousin to threaten a man at gunpoint for a domain name he wanted.Rossi Lorathio Adams II ordered his cousin to threaten a man at gunpoint for a domain name he wanted.

Social Media Influencer Behind ‘State Snaps’ Sentenced to 14 Years for Plot to Steal Domain Name

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a Cedar Rapids man to 14 years in prison after he was convicted of having his cousin try to hijack an internet domain from another man at gunpoint. U.S. District Court Judge C.J.CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A judge on Monday sentenced a Cedar Rapids man to 14 years in prison after he was convicted of having his cousin try to hijack an internet domain from another man at gunpoint. U.S. District Court Judge C.J. Williams sentenced Rossi Lorathio Adams II, 27, to the federal prison term following his conviction April 18 of one count of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats and violence. Adams also must pay restitution and court fees.

Iowa Man Gets 14 Years for Plot to Take Internet Domain at Gunpoint | whotv.com

He owned a social media company and repeatedly tried but failed to buy the domain doitforstate.com from a Cedar Rapids man.

Cedar Rapids man gets 14 years for role in domain name plot - KWWL