New York magnate leaves $12m to her dog

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Leona Helmsley, known as the Queen of Mean in her native New York, has left a massive $12 million inheritance to her pet dog.

The hotel and property tycoon, who died last week at the age of 87, bequeathed more money to her beloved white Maltese dog, Trouble, than to family members.

Mrs Helmsley amassed a fortune estimated at between $4-8 billion through the Helmsley hotel chain and a portfolio of property that included part of the Empire State Building.

She was dubbed the Queen of Mean in 1989 when she was imprisoned for tax evasion after declaring "only the little people pay taxes".

The majority of her fortune will go to a charity that was established by her late husband and herself.

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