Reading the news that all the remaining claims against Cyril H. Wecht have been dismissed makes me feel happy and relieved for Dr. Wecht and his family ("Wecht Charges Dropped," June 3). Being falsely accused is a heavy burden to endure. That burden must have been even more oppressive for Dr. Wecht. For as long as I can remember, the brilliant Dr. Wecht has been in the public spotlight as a champion of truth and righteous causes.
The meritless charges that Dr. Wecht fought off for the past four years were politically motivated, to be sure. However, I have always suspected that some within Dr. Wecht's own political party (and my party, as well) helped load the cannons that the misguided U.S. attorney continually, yet unsuccessfully, fired.
This twisted courtroom drama reminds me of something that I read a while ago. Bernard Berenson, art critic and author, once said that "life has taught me that it is not for our faults that we are disliked and even hated, but for our qualities."
NITA M. FANDRAY
The writer is a member of the Allegheny County Democratic Committee.