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Despite what John Cloud thinks (“He Said/He Said,” 6/13), Ron Brown’s affair with Nolanda Hill was more than a “heterosexual sexcapade.” Peter Boyer’s New Yorker piece persuasively shows that Brown probably helped Hill illegally obtain highly lucrative television licenses, and that Brown used his clout as Secretary of Commerce to reap huge profits. Boyer convinces me that if Brown were still alive, he probably would be under indictment and possibly would be in jail. Brown would have been indicted for abusing the powers of his office, not because of his prowess in adultery.

Silver Spring, Md.