Prostitution arrests

Behind the gates of Sugarloaf Country Club reside corporate CEOs, physicians, airline pilots and professional athletes. But at 2800 Sugarloaf Club Drive lives a former Penthouse Pet who police say is a high-dollar call girl.

Lisa Ann Taylor, 42, also a local real estate agent, was arrested at her home Wednesday afternoon and charged with violating the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and conspiracy to possess cocaine, said District Attorney Danny Porter.

Her alleged partner, Nicole A. Probert, 30, of 435 Silverthorne Drive in Lawrenceville, also a real estate agent, was arrested on the same charges and taken to the detention center.

Information regarding Probert and Taylor's alleged business venture was posted on The Erotic Review, a Web site where customers, who refer to themselves as "hobbyists," post comments about services rendered by call girls who operate in various cities nationwide.

The Gwinnett Daily Post contacted Porter's office in early November after an editor was informed of the site's existence.

Bill Russell, who lives in the gated Sugarloaf subdivision and owns a local landscaping business, said he had been aware of activities in Taylor's million-dollar-plus home for quite some time.

"I think (from) hearing the rumors previously, I suspected this would come to the end result that's occurred," Russell said. "I'm glad to hear that progress has been made as far as shutting an operation like that down, because it would blemish the reputation of a good neighborhood."

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Commissioners approved Gwinnett County's nearly $1.7 billion budget after a few last-minute trims by Commissioners Lorraine Green and Mike Beaudreau that Chairman Charles Bannister said amounted to political grandstanding. ... Two children, Elexis Nicole Hill, 9, and James Ross Hill Jr., 4, were found stabbed to death in their Bethlehem home Wednesday. ... Bobby Reese, R-Sugar Hill, was elected to lead Gwinnett's House delegation, with Rep. Clay Cox, R-Lilburn, joining him as vice-chair. ... Nearly 500 small towns across Georgia, including Five Forks and Harbin, will be put back in the state Department of Transportation's map after intervention from Gov. Sonny Perdue. ... Career attorney John Doran Jr., 55, of Dacula will take the bench as Gwinnett's newest State Court judge. ... A Gwinnett County police officer was shot and a man was killed Monday night after a shootout between the two in a Lawrenceville business parking lot.

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