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Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy (PICTURES): Brooklyn ADA Resigns Because of "Apprentice" Role

Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy (Personal Photo)

Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy (PICTURES): Brooklyn ADA Resigns Because of "Apprentice" Role
Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy (Personal Photo)

NEW YORK (CBS) Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, the New York prosecutor competing to be Donald Trump's new assistant on the current season of "The Apprentice," was asked to resign from the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, because of her appearance on that show.

PICTURES: Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy

According to the New York Post, the 29-year-old quit her job on Friday after angering superiors who approved a two-month leave she requested - reportedly without notifying them what she was doing.

"She wasn't forthright," a source told the New York Post. "Some people in the office found it offensive. That's not the image that they'd want to project."

Saeidi-Azcuy reportedly began working as an assistant district attorney prosecuting misdemeanors last January.

The New York Post reports her new role in the popular NBC reality show has given her instant celebrity status, which her bosses said could become a conflict if jurors started recognizing her.

On a happier note, Saeidi-Azcuy has made it through the first three episodes of the new season without getting "fired."

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