A co-founder of the successful yogurt chain Pinkberry was sentenced to a maximum seven years in prison without parole for the June 2011 beating of a homeless man.
Young Lee, 49, was found guilty by a jury on March 14 for the June 15, 2011, beating of Donald Bolding, reports the Los Angeles Times. Bolding was beat with a tire iron in the attack.
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The verdict was reached by the jury in November. At that time, Lee was jailed without bail by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall. Since Lee had threatened a witness in the case, Judge Hall considered him a "significant threat to the community," says the Times.
Lee helped found Pinkberry in 2005. He no longer is associated with the company. A restitution hearing in the case has been scheduled for May 14.