Thursday, September 30, 2010

Assistant DA in Brooklyn Loses Real Job for Stint on 'Apprentice' - UPDATED

(See UPDATE below.) Assistant DA Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, who joined the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office last fall, submitted her resignation on Monday -- after her newfound celebrity on Donald Trump's "The Apprentice" started getting in the way of her job.

Jurors have begun to recognize her after only two episodes, according to, which says that  she asked for and received two months of unpaid leave, during which she filmed the show. But she neglected to inform the DA's office of the reason for her absence -- and a spokesperson said that had DA Hynes known the reason for the leave, it would not have been granted.

In her Q & A for NBC, Saeidi-Azcuy says, "Nothing is more exciting than risking it all for a chance to win BIG and live the American dream." But according to, her fellow contestants consider her kind of scary.

'Apprentice' Contender Quits Brooklyn DA's Office

UPDATE: The Brooklyn Eagle has published an in-depth interview with Saeidi-Azcuy.

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