I’m writing in response to your article on Greg Brooks (“Maine treasure hunter Greg Brooks scrutinized by state fraud agency,” April 14).

My wife and I have known Greg and his wife for more than 20 years, and they are good-hearted people. Just ask the people such as Bill Nemitz who went into New Orleans and Haiti with him after the disasters there.

My view:

First, why would Great Britain and Russia be sending the U.S. car parts during the beginning of World War II? They needed every part they could get their hands on and that we were sending them. Not to mention – a U-boat sinking a vessel full of car parts?

Second, with investment comes risk. The great treasure hunters of our time would be the first to tell you it takes a lot of money, research, hard work and, yes, luck to hit the jackpot. After all, why do you think it’s called “treasure hunting”?

Third, ask yourself: Why are a few of the investors and their news-wielding buddies, including Bill Green, trying to discredit Brooks and take over the shipwreck? Is it because Brooks would get the largest share? Think about it. With Brooks out of the picture, they could keep the bounty all to themselves.

However, as Ben Franklin once said, when it comes to investing, nothing will pay off more than educating yourself and doing your own research.

Bill Brady

Scarborough