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Ethics Complaint Filed Against State Senate Candidate by Former Client

HUNTINGDON, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican candidate for state Senate who once tore up a dying widow’s last will and testament while she was unconscious has been named in an ethics complaint.
A complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility says Virginia House and her husband paid Huntingdon attorney John Stevens $500 to write their will and set up an irrevocable trust.
WNWS-FM (http://bit.ly/SglFjX ) reports it was provided a copy of the complaint by the House family. In it, House says Stevens never performed the work and didn’t return the money.
Stevens released a statement saying that BPR complaints are confidential and the public release of any complaint is a desperate attempt to influence the election.
House said she was moved to file it by news stories of the widow whose will was destroyed.