Regarding the June 13 front-page article “Brown plea reverberates in wider D.C. corruption probe”:

I cried when Ronald H. Brown died in a plane crash in Eastern Europe in 1996. The Post’s Michael Wilbon wrote about Commerce Secretary Brown’s death by calling him a “hedge against hopelessness.”

As a 30-plus-year resident of the District, I had great hope that Mr. Brown’s son, Michael A. Brown, would carry on his father’s legacy as a member of the D.C. Council. Instead, he used his “public service” for his own profit, betrayed the trust of the citizens of the District and disgraced his father’s name.

Diane D. Wayman, Berlin, Md.