Danielle Staub likes to assume that the past is the past. She basically reinvented herself to put her old sordid life behind her, even going so far as changing her name from Angela Minelli to Beverly Ann Merrill to Danielle Staub. But those ghosts from her past won’t stop haunting her. The first time her illicit actions of yore caught up with her was when the other Housewives discovered the book Cop Without a Badge that included Danielle’s criminal history. And now it isn’t just an inanimate object in the form of the printed word that is haunting her but a live breathing person… Danny Aguilar. So who is Danny Aguilar?
He is a convicted felon and old cohort of Danielle’s who claims that the Real Housewife owes him $100K from saving her from being killed by drug dealers years ago. Danny was her co-defendant when she was charged with extortion and intent to distribute cocaine. But she flipped on Danny and did a plea bargain and testified against him in exchange for probation and drug testing. Danny got sentenced to 15 years in prison. “We all got popped,” he told RadarOnline.com. “Everyone went to jail and she snitched.”
She didn’t have his back, but he apparently had hers. Danny is claiming that he put up $100k to save her. “My money got her out of trouble with these drug dealers. They wanted her dead and I didn’t want them to kill her. I paid for it,” Danny told RadarOnline. And now he wants his money back. He allegedly called her on Sunday night and asked for money. Danielle is claiming that he made about fifty harassing calls to her and it spooked her so much that she went to the police.
Danielle is claiming that Danny is a “celebrity stalker.” But he laughs at that accusation saying, “I’m the Real McCoy, I’m the one that did 15 years in a federal penitentiary over you. I’m no stalker.” And she also wants to sue him for defamation of character.
Danny told a detective who is handling Danielle’s case by phone (he lives in Florida) that ” he would not stop until he received the money she owns him,” according to the police report. He then compared himself to a debt collector not out to merely harass her.
I wonder if her kids around for this and if she has been honest with them about her past? Hopefully she is protecting her children from this chaos.
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