Pinkberry Co-Founder Sentenced to 7 Years for Beating Homeless Man

On Friday, Young Lee, a co-founder of frozen yogurt company Pinkberry, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron.

Last November, a jury found Lee guilty of attacking Donald Bolding with a tire iron in June 2011. From the Los Angeles Times:

Bolding flashed a tattoo of a stick-figure couple having sex to the people in Lee's car, which included his fiancee. Lee drove away, then returned to the East Hollywood street with another man who'd been in the car. He then beat Bolding, who suffered a broken left forearm and several cuts to the head.

After he was convicted, a judge ordered Lee to remain in jail without bail until his sentencing, in part because Lee threatened David Lee (no relation), one of the state's key witnesses.

"Do you remember the moment when David Lee stood on the witness stand and told us he'd been threatened?" Deputy Dist. Atty. Bobby Zoumberakis asked the jury during closing arguments, according to the Los Angeles Times. "'I'm going to cut the throat of your mother, your wife, your daughter and you.' And remember how the air left the room because you could tell how scared David Lee was?"

Young Lee's seven-year sentence was the maximum allowed.

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