Griffin: ‘The defendants have blatantly disregarded the terms of the consent judgment and now must be held accountable’
LITTLE ROCK – After filing a petition to enforce a consent judgment against Entropy Systems, Inc., and Little Rock landlord Imran Bohra, Attorney General Tim Griffin issued the following statement:
“I have asked the Pulaski County Circuit Court to penalize Entropy Systems, Inc., and Imran Bohra for failing to comply with the terms of a consent judgment. The consent judgment requires the defendants to pay a $20,000 penalty if they fail to comply with the terms. The defendants have blatantly disregarded their obligations and now must be held accountable.
“Arkansas consumers deserve to be treated fairly, and I will continue to hold accountable those who engage in deceptive tactics while doing business.”
Entropy Systems, Inc., and Bohra were sued by the Office of the Attorney General in 2019 for violating the Arkansas Deceptive Trade Practices Act by renting residential properties to consumers before abating existing code violations. In 2022, the defendants and the Office of the Attorney General entered into a consent judgment that was approved by Pulaski County Circuit Court and included suspending a $20,000 civil penalty contingent on the defendants complying with the terms of the consent judgment. The consent judgment requires the defendants to attach an addendum to all leases notifying tenants of their right to file a complaint with the Office of the Attorney General. The defendants have since failed to notify tenants of that right.
To read the full petition, click here.
About Attorney General Tim Griffin
Tim Griffin was sworn in as the 57th Attorney General of Arkansas on January 10, 2023, having previously served as the state’s 20th Lieutenant Governor from 2015-2023. From 2011-2015, Griffin served as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District, where he served on the House Committee on Ways and Means, House Armed Services Committee, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Ethics and House Committee on the Judiciary while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority.
Griffin has served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps for more than 27 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 Commander of the 2d Legal Operations Detachment in New Orleans, Louisiana. His previous assignments include serving as the Commander of the 134th Legal Operations Detachment at Fort Liberty (née Bragg), North Carolina, and as a Senior Legislative Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness at the Pentagon. Griffin earned a master’s degree in strategic studies as a Distinguished Honor Graduate from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.
Griffin 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; Special Assistant to Assistant Attorney General Michael Chertoff, Criminal Division, U.S. Department of Justice; Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Arkansas; Senior Investigative Counsel, Government Reform and Oversight Committee, U.S. House of Representatives; and Associate Independent Counsel, Office of Independent Counsel David M. Barrett, In re: HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros.
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. He is admitted to practice law in Arkansas (active) and Louisiana (inactive). Griffin attends Immanuel Baptist Church and lives in Little Rock with his wife, Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their three children.
To download a PDF of this release, click here.