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Rossi Lorathio Adams II, who founded the company State Snaps and its social media s while attending Iowa State University inis facing a possible maximum sentence of 20 years, according to a press release from the Department of Justice. Adams has been convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by force, threats, and violence.
According to the press release, Adams enlisted his cousin, Sherman Hopkins Jr. Adams owns the similar doit4state.
He repeatedly attempted to purchase rights to the GoDaddy-backed doitforstate. However, the man refused to sell the URL. State Snaps touts itself as "the authority on partying, college life and having fun," according to its Instagram .
The company created the phrase "do it for state" to brand its stunty, crude, and sexual videos and posts. The owner's alma mater has publicly stood against the objective of the company and its social media content. In fact, Adams' insistence on "continuing to operate his social media sites despite the objections of Iowa State University administrators and the policies of the social media platforms" was used as evidence against him at trial.
Hopkins pointed the gun at the victim's head and forced him to his computer to complete the demand. Somehow during the ordeal, the victim "managed to gain control of the gun, but during the struggle, he was shot in the leg. The domain owner then shot Hopkins several times before calling the police.
Exactly one year later, after his own trial, Hopkins was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Since Adams' conviction on Thursday, he's been taken into custody by US marshals and will remain in custody until his sentencing. The attorney for Adams did not immediately return a request for comment from BuzzFeed News.
Tanya Chen is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Chicago.
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