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Social-Media Influencer Gets 14 Years in Prison for Trying to Steal URL Domain at Gunpoint

Social-Media Influencer Gets 14 Years in Prison for Trying to Steal URL Domain at Gunpoint

A 27-year-old social-media influencer will have to do his influencing behind bars after he was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Monday for trying to steal a URL at gunpoint. <i>People</i> reports that Rossi Lorathio Adams II was a student at Iowa State University and owner of a company called State Snaps that posted racy pics of partying college students online. The company owned the domain DoIt4State.com, but Adams also wanted to own DoItForState.com, which somebody else owned and wasn’t willing to sell. So in June 2017, he got his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr., to break into the Cedar Rapids home of that domain’s owner. Hopkins pistol-whipped the unidentified victim and shot him in the leg, although the man returned fire and shot Hopkins several times in the chest. Hopkins has already received a 20-year sentence.

https://people.com/crime/social-media-influencer-sentenced-to-14-years-for-devising-plan-to-steal-domain-name-at-gunpoint/