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Apprentice Contestant Forced to Quit Prosecutor Position

Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy, 29, never told her bosses at the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office that the reason she took a two-month leave was to compete on "The Apprentice."

Mahsa spoke with "Extra's" AJ Calloway and told him that the success of the show made it difficult to keep her job.

"The success of 'The Apprentice' has been so phenomenal and large that I started getting recognized and I had to resign from the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office," she said. The prosecutor adds that because of her newfound fame, she was unable to do her job properly.

Now that she's out of a job, Azcuy said she's staying focused on her next step. "A lot has been going on. I'm ready for any opportunity that comes my way. I'm gonna work hard and make all my dreams come true."

Mahsa's new focus... a possible career in entertainment. She told AJ, "For the past, like, four or five years I've been, like, shooting segments on YouTube, and it's something that I was really passionate about. Maybe now I'll have the chance."

She's not giving up on law all together, but said she's ready to try "something new."

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