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Attorney General Griffin Files Emergency Petition for Appointment of Receivership Against Big Country Chateau

Griffin: ‘The tenants are doing their part by paying their rent while the owners break the law’

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin released the following statement after filing an emergency petition in Pulaski County Circuit Court to have the court appoint a receiver for Big Country Chateau:

“Today I asked the court to appoint a receiver to pay Big Country Chateau’s bills and make repairs to the property in accordance with building codes. Big Country Chateau’s owners aren’t paying their bills, so we’re asking the court to appoint someone who will. My motion also asks the court to freeze the assets of the owners of Big Country Chateau and obtain an accounting of the rents collected and how that money is being spent. We will continue to aggressively pursue the owners of Big Country Chateau for multiple violations of state law. These companies need to act immediately to remedy their conduct, make much-needed repairs and pay utilities. The tenants are doing their part by paying their rent while the owners break the law.”

If the court grants the motion, the defendants will have three days to submit the name of a mutually agreed-upon receiver or give the court a list of names.

About Attorney General Tim Griffin

Tim Griffin was elected attorney general of Arkansas on November 8, 2022. He was elected lieutenant governor of Arkansas on November 4, 2014, and was re-elected for his second four-year term on November 6, 2018. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans. He attended graduate school at Oxford University. Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for over 25 years and currently holds the rank of colonel. In 2005, Griffin was mobilized to active duty as an Army prosecutor at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and served with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault in Mosul, Iraq). He is currently serving as the Staff Judge Advocate (SJA) for the 81st Readiness Division at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Prior to his current post, Griffin served as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment (LOD) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and a senior legislative advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Griffin holds a master’s degree in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife, Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.