11.08.2013

PINKBERRY CO-FOUNDER YOUNG LEE GUILTY IN TIRE-IRON BEATING


The co-founder of frozen yogurt giant Pinkberry was convicted by a jury today of beating a homeless man with a tire iron. Officials said the victim was panhandling on an East Hollywood street in June 2011.


Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Henry Hall said that evidence during the trial showed that Young Lee, 48, made significant threats to witnesses and is a "threat to the community."

Lee was jailed and is set to be sentenced on Jan. 14. Lee — who helped found Pinkberry in 2005 but is no longer involved with the company — faces a maximum of seven years in state prison.

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