– Attorney General Anne Milgram announced
that the owner of two Passaic County nail
salons was charged with allegedly bribing
an undercover Division of Criminal Justice
detective after multiple violations were found
at his salon.
to Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni,
Won Jun Hur, 44, of Norwood, Bergen County,
was charged with second-degree bribery in
official and political matters and second-degree
offer of unlawful benefit to public servant.
indictment alleges that between July 1 and
Aug. 31, 2008, Hur, the owner of Angel Tips
Nail Spas on Rt. 46 and Angel Tips Nail Spas
on Ackerman Ave., both in Clifton, gave $1,000
in cash to an undercover investigator. An
investigation by the Division of Criminal
Justice determined that Angel Tips Nail Spas
on Rt. 46 had multiple violations, including
unlicensed employees and unsanitary conditions
within the salon. Upon learning of these violations,
Hur allegedly arranged a meeting with the
undercover investigator. The investigation
further determined that at the meeting, Hur
allegedly gave the undercover investigator
$1,000 so that she would provide a false inspection
report indicating that there were no violations.
Lisa Shea and Deputy Attorney General Frank
Brady coordinated the investigation. The matter
was referred to the Division of Criminal Justice
by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
indictment is merely an accusation and the
defendant is presumed innocent until proven
guilty. Second-degree crimes carry a maximum
sentence of 10 years in state prison and a
$150,000 criminal fine.