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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 18, 2014.
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Owner wills 4,270-square-foot house and $250,000 to his cats

Owner wills 4,270-square-foot house and $250,000 to his cats

Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Owner leaves cats Frisco and Jake 4,270-square-foot house and $250,000 for their care.
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Hotel names lounge for Leona Helmsley's pampered pooch

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- A luxury New York hotel once owned by Leona Helmsley said it is naming a bar after her dog, Trouble, who inherited $12 million upon the hotelier's 2007 death.

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Dog who inherited Helmsley millions dies

Dog who inherited Helmsley millions dies

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Leona Helmsley's Maltese, Trouble, has died after several years in Florida as one of the world's richest dogs, the pet's caretaker said.

Animal charities denied Helmsley fortune

NEW YORK, May 8 (UPI) -- Animal welfare groups' bid for more of Leona Helmsley's $5 billion legacy have been rebuffed by a New York judge.

Helmsley manse value falls

GREENWICH, Conn., Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Even the wealthy aren't immune from the brutal housing market if the negotiated sale price of Leona Helmsley's Greenwich, Conn., estate is any indication.
Dog groups call Helmsley fund mismanaged

Dog groups call Helmsley fund mismanaged

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Too little of Leona Helmsley's multibillion-dollar trust fund for dogs is being dispersed for canine care, more than 30 U.S. animal rights groups say.

Real estate bigwig leaves billions to dogs

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- New York hotelier and real estate investor Leona Helmsley wrote in a statement before she died instructions to leave up to $8 billion to dog welfare efforts.
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Leona Mindy Roberts Helmsley (July 4, 1920 – August 20, 2007) was a billionaire New York City hotel operator and real estate investor. She was a flamboyant personality and had a reputation for tyrannical behavior that earned her the nickname Queen of Mean. She was promoted by the Beber Silverstein Group and its co-founder Joyce Beber who persuaded her to call herself Queen of the Palace Hotel.

Following allegations by unpaid contractors that work done on her home had been charged to her company, she was investigated and convicted of federal income tax evasion and other crimes in 1989. Although having initially received a sentence of 16 years, Helmsley was required to serve only 19 months in prison and two months under house arrest. Helmsley's fate was sealed when a former housekeeper testified during the trial that she had heard Helmsley say: "We don't pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes...", a saying that became notorious and was identified with her for the rest of her life.

Leona Helmsley, daughter of a hatmaker, was born Lena Mindy Rosenthal in Marbletown, New York, to Polish Jewish immigrants. Her family moved to Brooklyn while she was still a girl, and moved six more times before settling in Manhattan. She dropped out of Abraham Lincoln High School to seek her fortune. In a short time, she changed her name several times—from Lee Roberts, Mindy Roberts and Leni Roberts. Eventually, she decided on Leona Mindy Roberts. She legally changed her surname to Roberts. She was a chain smoker, consuming several packs a day. Helmsley would later claim that she appeared in billboard ads for Chesterfield cigarettes, but her claim remains entirely unsubstantiated.

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