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You reported on the Senate confirmation of Wilbur Ross as U.S. Secretary of Commerce ("Billionaire investor easily confirmed to lead Commerce Dept.," Feb. 28). This is the same Wilbur Ross who in 2003 purchased Bethlehem Steel after it declared bankruptcy and dumped its pension liabilities and cut off health insurance for all retirees and survivors.

After promising to keep the Sparrows Point plant open and operating for many years, Mr. Ross sold it after only 18 months earning up to $300 million in the bargain and leading to its final closure and leaving thousands of Bethlehem Steel workers without a job, pension or health care that they had contributed to for many years.

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Let us hope that Mr. Ross doesn't defraud the American people the way he did Baltimore's steelworkers.

Jack Kinstlinger, Towson

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