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L.A. County Superior Court spokesman placed on indefinite administrative leave

The top spokesman for the Los Angeles County Superior Court has been placed on indefinite administrative leave effective Wednesday, court officials said.

Allan Parachini, a former staff writer for The Times and spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California, has served as the public information officer for the court since 2002.

Deputy public information officer Mary Hearn said she could not give the reason behind the leave because it was a personnel matter.

Hearn said the decision came from the court’s executive office, and that she was made aware of the decision Wednesday afternoon. Parachini could not immediately be reached for comment.

-- Victoria Kim

Comments () | Archives (13)

Well, this story begs for an answer. Why?

Why does the court system need a press flack?

I assume Mr. Parachini found out what the rest of us already know about the judges within the Los Angeles Superior Court system: A bunch of overpaid, fat and lazy idiots parading around in black robes.

What GREAT news!

Whenever there was a public announcement to be made, you could see the snotty look on this man's face, as if the announcement was about HIM...Allan Parachini.

When there was some dumb announcement to be made about Paris Hilton, you could see the dumbfounded look on Parachini's face when a foil from The Jimmy Kimmel Show disrupted Parachini's precious announcement.

In short, this man is an ASS. Enjoy your suspension Allan.

This made my dady.

Perhaps he was not sufficiently objective or was too political. That would not be surprising because he was a former staff writer for The Times and spokesman for the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California.

I'd like to know if he committed a crime or if he was involved in some inappropriate acts. Give me more!

The L. A. Superior Court (Central Branch) is a mess! The executive officer needs to consider placing more of its personnel, specifically those in black robes, on permanent leave for there lack of productivity and obvious diregard for the community they serve - unless you're wealthy, of course.
Apparently, being an employee of the superior court makes them above the rest of us because i've yet to encounter a single employee of the court that didn't "look down their nose" at me - their customer.
The judges are charged with administering justice in a timely manor but fail miserably. Why does it take over three years to dissolve a marriage in a case with little or no assests? Oh, i guess it doesn't if your last name is McCourt.

Well, seems like someone within the court system found out he was leaking information to TMZ.

It was always ALL about Allan, and the actual news came last. But I think it's due to misbehavior.

To know Allan is to know Allan

It would not surprise me AT ALL to learn that Allan Parrachini was leaking, and maybe getting paid, to leak information to TMZ.

If that can be proven, he should be charged with a CRIME and sent to JAIL.

He'll get a lot of attention in jail, but not the kind he's used to and had a Har* on for! YOU DESERVE ALL YOU HAVE COMING TO YOU ALLAN PARRACHINI. VERY BAD KARMA! VERY BAD KARMA!

It would not at all surprise me if he was leaking information to TMZ

Allen Parachini was an awesome guy and a great PIO. Im very sad that he left. He made journalists' lives much, much easier.


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