Burien Nail Salon Owners Accused Of Importing Illegal, Radioactive Skin Device, Bribery
According to both The Seattle Times and The News Tribune, Toan Le, 51, and Hang Ho, 41, of the Crystal Nails salon in Burien, have been indicted on the illegal importing of a skin treatment device as well as two counts of attempting to bribe a federal official.
Reports are that Le and Ho offered bribes of $500, then $800 to a federal Food and Drug Administration official to overlook an unapproved, radiation-emitting laser skin treatment device they had imported.
According to the Times, Ho told the FDA inspector that if she helped them keep the device, “we will give you a present.”
Cyrstal Nails is located at 15728 First Ave South in Burien, in the strip mall behind McDonald’s and Roundtable Pizza, and across the parking lot from Page2 Books.
As of Tuesday afternoon (Aug. 25th) it appeared to be open for business as usual.
Read the full Seattle Times report here.
The News Tribune story is here.