Main | Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Leona'$ Be$t Friend$

Remember all the hullabaloo about Leona Helmsley leaving $12M for the care of her bitey little Maltese, Trouble? Well, that's just puppy chow compared to what Helmsley's estate may providing for the dogs of America.

According to unnamed insiders, from $5-$8 billion dollars, her entire estate, has been left for the "care and welfare of dogs" in a mission statement to her charitable trust. That amount is more than 10 times the total annual budgets of the over 7000 animal welfare groups in the nation. Lawyer types say that Helmley's directive may not be legally binding, but that courts tend to favor the intent of the deceased.

The most unliked billionaire in the history of New York may just end up with in the "good" column yet.

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