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    Default Leona Helmsley Leaves $12M to Her Dog, but Nothing to 2 Grandchildren

    NEW YORK 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."
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    Sounds like a bitch.
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    I read that her final resting place is actually 14,000 square feet.

    yeah.......i'm still here.

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    Yeah, but what do you suppose Sherman Hemsley will leave "Weezie"?

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    NEW YORK (AP) -- It seems trouble is following Trouble, Leona Helmsley's beloved pooch.

    The late hotelier left the eight-year-old Maltese $12 million and asked her brother to see to it that her pampered canine live out her life in the lap of luxury.

    But apparently that brother, Alvin Rosenthal, to whom Helmsley left $15 million and a percentage of her charitable trust, is not interested.

    The New York Post, citing an unidentified source, reported Tuesday that Rosenthal, 80, expressed no interest in caring for Trouble. Whether her grandson David Panzirer, Helmsley's second choice, would step in was not known.

    A message left Tuesday for an A. Rosenthal in Manhattan was not immediately returned. Someone answering the phone at Panzirer's home in Westchester said he was not home.

    The dog is currently living at the Helmsley's Connecticut estate, being cared for by staffers at the 28-room mansion.

    It was also Helmsley's wish that Trouble someday be interred with her at the Helmsley mausoleum at Sleepy Hollow Cemetery.

    But that isn't to be either. The cemetery says state law forbids animal remains to be buried in human graveyards. Helmsley died last month at age 87

    An even bigger legal headache could turn out to be Trouble's huge $12 million inheritance.

    Helmsley's former housekeeper claims the dog bit her numerous times during her three-month job with the hotel queen, and now she wants a bite of that money.

    The housekeeper, Zamfira Sfara, 48, had sued her employer in 2004 over one of those bites, but lost the case when a judge ruled Helmsley was protected from liability under the Workers Compensation Law.

    Sfara's son, Remus Pop, told The New York Times this week that his mother was asking lawyers to look at going after Trouble's inheritance.

    "That is the next step," Pop told the Times. "That dog got money. That money is going to be taken away from that dog."
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    Can you actually sue an animal?
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    I have a question: Who will the dog leave the money for once it gets put to pasture?
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    Quote Originally Posted by onefootoutthedoor View Post
    "You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight"?
    I was just about to post that line the minute I read yours......JESUS CHRIST...aww...what the hell!....


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    LH...is an asshole.....although most of my dogs have loved me more than the women in my life over the yrs.

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    Leave millions to the dog. Oh yeah, this makes perfect sense.
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