Though Danielle Staub claimed in “The Actual Housewives of New Jersey” Season 1 that she was simply “on the mistaken place on the mistaken time,” there was extra to the story than she led her castmates to consider. In accordance with “The Smoking Gun,” Staub, whose unique title was Beverly Ann Merrill, was arrested in 1986 alongside a person named Daniel Aguilar. The 2 allegedly tried to carry a person named Carmen Centolella hostage in Miami for $25,000 after a failed drug deal. Staub and Anguilar have been discovered by the FBI after Centolella’s father known as them, alleging they threatened to hurt his son until they obtained cash from him.
After her arrest, Staub agreed to work with the FBI and turned on Anguilar, which resulted in dying threats from his household. The previous “RHONJ” star was convicted of extortion and obtained 5 years of probation. She was additionally ordered to attend a drug therapy program and provides weekly urine samples to check for drug use. Aguilar obtained 15 years in jail.
The courtroom paperwork additionally state that Staub labored as an escort, which was additionally detailed in “Cop With out a Badge” by her ex-husband Kevin Maher. Nevertheless, Staub instructed Individuals, “I used to be by no means a prostitute. By no means.” As for her previous, she merely acknowledged, “I used to be arrested — what’s the large deal?” Regardless of her blasé angle about her alleged crimes, Centolella’s tackle Staub’s involvement is rather more elaborate.