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Inheritance Going to the Dogs!!

The late billionairess hotelier Leona Helmsley (also known as the ‘Queen of Mean’) left her doggie, Trouble, $12 million when she passed away recently. Yes, MILLION.

However, according to new reports, a NYC judge has quietly reduced the pooch’s $12 million trust fund to $2 million and signed off on a deal to pay the late billionaire’s two disinherited grandchildren $6 million amid allegations that Helmsley wasn’t mentally competent when she signed her will.

The trustees of Helmsley’s estate argued that Trouble doesn’t need the full $12 million she was left.

The judge gave them permission to place $10 million of the dog’s trust into Helmsley’s multibillion-dollar charitable foundation.

Trouble is currently living in Florida with the general manager of the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel.

The Queen of Mean’s will had asked that either her brother or grandson care for the dog, but both passed cause the dog’s a notorious biter!

How much did THEY get in the will???

In an affidavit filed by Trouble’s care taker, he says $2 million is more than enough for the dog to live off of, “Two million dollars . . . would be enough money to pay for Trouble’s maintenance and welfare at the highest standards of care for more than 10 years, which is more that twice her reasonably anticipated life expectancy.”

The glorified dog sitter put her annual expenses at $190,000, which includes his $60,000 guardian fee, $100,000 for ’round-the-clock security, $8,000 for grooming, $3,000 for miscellaneous expenses, $1,200 for food and anywhere from $2,500 to $18,000 for medical care.

That pooch has it better than a lot of people we know!

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