Burien’s Crystal Nails Operators Plead Guilty To Illegal Importing, Bribing A Fed


Print This Post  Email This Post

On Friday (Nov. 13th) Toan Le, 51, and Hang Ho, 41, of the Crystal Nails salon in Burien plead guilty in US District Court to charges of attempting to illegally import an unapproved skin treatment device as well as two counts of attempting to bribe a federal official.

Le pleaded guilty to bribing a public official, and could face up to two years in prison. Ho pleaded guilty to importing an unapproved medical device into the country, which could result in one year in the slammer.

According to court documents, Ho attempted to import a laser-type device called a”skin light machine,” which emits radiation and has not been approved by the FDA for use in the US.

Le and Ho also plead guilty to offering bribes of $500, then $800 to a federal FDA official to overlook the unapproved machinery.

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

According to the FDA, some consumers have suffered severe burns and infection, and others have actually died after being treated by the unapproved laser devices.

Crystal 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.

PREVIOUS COVERAGE:

Print This Post  Email This Post

Comments

3 Responses to “Burien’s Crystal Nails Operators Plead Guilty To Illegal Importing, Bribing A Fed”
  1. Eileen Schmidt says:

    I’m so glad they got caught. Finally a piece of justice in Burien . We have along way to go. So keep digging.

    Rate: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  2. 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.

    Rate: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

  3. sarah says:

    Tammy do realy good nails and toes. the prices are not to high eathor.

    Rate: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Share Your Opinion

By participating in our online comment system, you are agreeing to abide by the terms of our comment policy.

...and oh, if you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar!