Burien Nail Salon Owners Accused Of Importing Illegal, Radioactive Skin Device, Bribery

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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.”

Crystal Nails is located at 15728 First Ave South in Burien.

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.

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3 Responses to “Burien Nail Salon Owners Accused Of Importing Illegal, Radioactive Skin Device, Bribery”
  1. Napavine says:

    Pretty nails & radaint skin. My wife would have paid there bride for that kind of treatment. They should look into black market botox, henna tatoo’s and cheap breast implants. Look out Hollywood, here comes BURIEN!

  2. b-smart says:

    I was warned not to go here just last week, am I glad I kept that in mind and went to my regular salon! Ladies (& gentlemen) please do your homework before getting beauty treatments from ANY salon or establishment. If something doesn’t seem right, it probably isn’t. Ask for references, look for licenses, does the place look clean/smell clean? Do the techs practice professional ettiquete? Use glove and the appropriate, clean equipment? You can also check with the state/county for any complaints.

    My pedi/mani’s and waxes are inexpensive but the techs keeping pride in their trade and reputation are priceless.

  3. Alisa says:

    I came there last week. Now they got the new owner. So I guess all the bad people are gone. I have tried to look for a clean, professional salon to get my nail done. Finally, I found one in Burien, and this is Crystal Nails. The new owner, her name is Tammy, she is very sweet and friendly. I feel that I am at home. She took care of my nail really good. So I just want to share my experience with everyone. Dont be afraid, they got the new owner. Why you have to pay extra money for gas.

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