The latest on Mahsa form today's New York Post:
Brooklyn prosecutor who quit DA's office got raves before 'The Apprentice'
By MITCHEL MADDUX
Last Updated: 6:07 AM, October 2, 2010
Even before she caught Donald Trump’s eye, Mahsa Saeidi-Azcuy got two thumbs up from the Brooklyn DA.
The telegenic young attorney, now featured on Trump’s “The Apprentice,” had become an instant Internet star, featured in films about the DA’s anti-crime initiatives.
“I did videos for the DA’s Office, advertising programs I’m so passionate about,” she said.
The short films featuring the darkhaired TV starlet are broadcast on You- Tube, and can also be found on the Web site of the Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office.
“I wasn’t getting paid,” Saeidi-Azcuy said, explaining that videos were shot when she was still an intern fresh out of Brooklyn Law School.
The Post reported yesterday that Saeidi-Azcuy resigned from the DA at least in part because higher-ups weren’t told of her moonlighting for The Donald.
But while she was still there, prosecutors were impressed with the 29-year-old’s poise and confidence in front of the camera
“She did an excellent job,” said Jerry Schmetterer, the district attorney’s spokesman.
Saeidi-Azcuy approached the agency brass and volunteered to shoot the spots.
The agency hired her in January as assistant district attorney at $50,000, a post from which she resigned yesterday to instead focus on her role in this season’s “The Apprentice” on NBC.
Her celebrity status began to interfere with her official duties, Saeidi- Azcuy explained, so the agency transferred her from a job prosecuting cases in Brooklyn Criminal Court to an inside job out of the public eye.
“Due to the success of the show, people were recognizing me — defense attorneys, judges,” she explained. “They did the correct thing and transferred me to a lower profile position.”
Saeidi-Azcuy said she cried for “three hours” after making the decision to resign from the prosecutor’s office, but believed her chance to work with Trump offered a “once in a lifetime” opportunity.
The show’s latest season features 16 candidates who are competing to become an assistant with a six-figure salary in the Trump Organization.
The young attorney said she had toned down her feisty conduct after Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, criticized her abrasiveness on the show.
“I think I’m cute and I think I’m tough,” Saeidi-Azcuy said.
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