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Pinkberry co-founder gets jail time for assault

A co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.

Young Lee, co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.
AP
Young Lee, co-founder of the frozen yogurt chain Pinkberry has been sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man with a tire iron in Los Angeles.

Young Lee, who is no longer affiliated with Pinkberry, was sentenced to the maximum term Friday.

A jury convicted Lee, 49, of assault with a deadly weapon last November, and the judge declared him to be a significant threat to the community.

Prosecutors said Lee confronted Daniel Bolding in June 2011 after the transient flashed a sexually explicit tattoo to several people in Lee's car, including his fiancee. Lee drove away and came back with another man who'd been in the car and beat Bolding.

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Bolding was struck twice on the head and suffered a broken arm before witnesses stopped the attack.

—By The Associated Press

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