Leona Helmsley – businesswoman and felon

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The Guardian obituary for Leona Helmsley described her as in the title for this piece. I rather liked that.

As important, it added a quotation I was not aware of attributed to her:

The most significant line attributed to her is not "Only the little people pay taxes" (quoted by a servant in court) but "That's how the rich get richer," said when she ordered a jeweller to rewrite a bill to save her $4 sales tax.

How true. Tax abuse is a significant way in which the rich get richer.