Danielle Staub, of Bravo's The Real Housewives of New Jersey
, has come underfire over allegations about her past life as a criminal.
According to The Defamer
, the 45-year-old reality star is a former drug-abusing exotic dancer, who went under different aliases, including Beverly Merrill. She was arrested once.Cop Without A Badge
, an out-of-print book about felon-turned-informant Kevin Maher, links Staub to crimes including