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Attorney General Griffin Receives Order Granting Emergency Motion

Griffin: ‘The appointment of a Receiver is a significant step forward’

LITTLE ROCK – Attorney General Tim Griffin received an Order granting an emergency motion in Pulaski County Circuit Court to have the Court appoint a Receiver for Big Country Chateau. Griffin has issued the following statement:

“The appointment of a Receiver is a significant step forward in our efforts to hold Apex Equity Group and its subsidiaries accountable for their deceptive and unethical treatment of Arkansas tenants.”

The Court found that an Order was warranted to “protect consumers from immediate, unconscionable, and irreparable harm.” Pursuant to the Order, the parties are required to submit the name of a Receiver within three days who will “be empowered to utilize the assets to pay the expenses of managing the property and administering the estate of the receivership.”

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.