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Where did all this real-estate money come from?

To the editor: After reading the column by Steve Lopez on a tour of Beverly Hills properties sold to the mega-rich with real estate agent Jeff Hyland, I felt nauseated. ("A $35-million tear-down: L.A.'s unreal estate has plenty of buyers," column, March 21)

Hyland has the right to do business with whom- ever he wants, including buyers from Russia, the Middle East, South America and Asia, places festering in roiling poverty, egregious human rights abuses and rampant corruption. How many of those buyers are the reason this is so?

How nice to learn that Hyland assuages his conscience with charitable contributions to his pet causes. Downright admirable, if you ask me.

Melissa Verdugo, Rancho Palos Verdes

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