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Dog Gets $12 Million in Will

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by screamin'eagle, Aug 29, 2007.

  1. http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070829/helmsley_s_pooch.html?.v=1

    Helmsley's Dog Gets $12 Million in Will
    Wednesday August 29, 6:12 am ET Helmsley Dog Gets $12 Million, but Real Estate Billionaire Leaves Nothing to 2 Grandchildren

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Leona Helmsley's dog will continue to live an opulent life, and then be buried alongside her in a mausoleum. But two of Helmsley's grandchildren got nothing from the late luxury hotelier and real estate billionaire's estate.

    Helmsley left her beloved white Maltese, named Trouble, a $12 million trust fund, according to her will, which was made public Tuesday in surrogate court.

    She also left millions for her brother, Alvin Rosenthal, who was named to care for Trouble in her absence, as well as two of four grandchildren from her late son Jay Panzirer -- so long as they visit their father's grave site once each calendar year.

    Otherwise, she wrote, neither will get a penny of the $5 million she left for each.

    Helmsley left nothing to two of Jay Panzirer's other children -- Craig and Meegan Panzirer -- for "reasons that are known to them," she wrote.

    But no one made out better than Trouble, who once appeared in ads for the Helmsley Hotels, and lived up to her name by biting a housekeeper.

    "I direct that when my dog, Trouble, dies, her remains shall be buried next to my remains in the Helmsley mausoleum," Helmsley wrote in her will.

    The mausoleum, she ordered, must be "washed or steam-cleaned at least once a year." She left behind $3 million for the upkeep of her final resting place in Westchester County, where she is buried with her husband, Harry Helmsley.

    She also left her chauffeur, Nicholas Celea, $100,000.

    She ordered that cash from sales of the Helmsley's residences and belongings, reported to be worth billions, be sold and that the money be given to the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

    Her longtime spokesman, Howard Rubenstein, had no comment.

    Helmsley died earlier this month at her Connecticut home. She became known as a symbol of 1980s greed and earned the nickname "the Queen of Mean" after her 1988 indictment and subsequent conviction for tax evasion. One employee had quoted her as snarling, "Only the little people pay taxes."
  2. tommy3

    tommy3 CH Dog

    That is crazy. I had a neighbor who left everything to her miniature poodle and nothing to her kids or grandkids. She was a bitter old woman.
  3. fitzpit

    fitzpit Big Dog


    that dog is just ganna blow it all on gold dog food dishes and cocaine.

    give it to me.... i have big plans :)
  4. ChiaPit

    ChiaPit Top Dog

    Ha..Everybody else could have the rest..I would just want the dog

    And if I was the caretaker of that dog, I would have a look alike replacement on standby at all times just in case...
  5. fitzpit

    fitzpit Big Dog


    how about making the dog sign the money over to ya? lol
    could probably bribe it with some dog treats.
  6. MajorPain

    MajorPain Big Dog

    Lol, I tried to do the same thing before I was married. I wanted all my life insurance to go to the dogs and make sure they had good homes and were well taken care of. Of course I am not worth that much.
  7. ghost 1

    ghost 1 CH Dog

    I remember seeing her in those hotel ads,, and she was a true 3itch,, came from nothing and treat everyone like a dog from what i heard,,, if she walked into a hotel and you wasn't doing anything she'd either fire you or talk to you like white trash,,, i watched a show on her around her tax evasion charges,,, i think early 90's


    Im gona marry that maltese lol

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