Leona Helmsley

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Leona Helmsley (July 4, 1920 – August 20, 2007) was an American businesswoman. She was known for having a flamboyant personality. She had a reputation for tyrannical behavior; she was nicknamed the Queen of Mean.[1]

She owned many hotels, apartment buildings and condominiums.

Helmsley was found guilty in 1989 of tax evasion, false personal tax returns and mail fraud.[2] She served some time in prison for the crimes.

Helmsley was born in Marbletown, New York. She died from heart failure at age 87 in Greenwich, Connecticut.[3]

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  1. "Leona Helmsley, Hotel Queen, Dies at 87". New York Times. Retrieved Jan 24, 2018.
  2. "Frauds & Swindles". Legal Information Institute. Retrieved Jan 24, 2018.
  3. "Leona Helmsley Dies". NBC News. Retrieved Jan 24, 2018.