Young Lee stands with his attorney Philip Kent Cohen, right, during his arraignment in the Los Angeles Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles in 2012.
March 14, 2014 4:13 PM EDT

The co-founder of the popular Pinkberry frozen yogurt chain was sentenced to seven years in prison for beating a homeless man in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reports.

Young Lee, who helped found the company in 2005 but is no longer involved, was convicted in November of beating Daniel Bolding in June 2011 with a tire iron.

He allegedly became upset when Bolding flashed a tattoo depicting a lewd scene at him and his fiancée and drove away only to return with another man and beat Bolding.


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