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Man turns himself in; another set to

Sheriff's office: Both accused of soliciting woman linked to scandal

LAWRENCEVILLE - One of two men charged with pandering in connection with an alleged high-end prostitution ring surrendered himself to authorities Thursday night.

Daniel Luigi Marfione, 32, of Atlanta was booked in at the Gwinnett County Detention Center just after 7 p.m. Thursday night and subsequently released on $3,400 bond, said Stacey Bourbonnais, spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department.

Alexander William "Billy" Rider, 56, of Kennesaw, the second man charged with pandering, had not turned himself in as of Thursday night.

Bourbonnais said Rider is expected to turn himself in, but as of Thursday she was not sure when.

Rider's bond will also be $3,400, she said.

Both men, whose charges are misdemeanors, are believed to have solicited Nicole A. Probert, 30, of Lawrenceville to perform sexual acts in exchange for money, according to their arrest warrants.

Rider was the alleged john listed on Probert's arrest warrants charging her with prostitution and keeping a place of prostitution.

No information has been released about Jay Morgan, the alleged john listed on Taylor's arrest warrants.

Gwinnett County police spokesman Cpl. Darren Moloney said Thursday that the pandering warrants were obtained Wednesday night and the two men were contacted by phone and given instructions on how to surrender themselves to authorities.

Moloney also said the men have no arrest histories in Gwinnett.

The warrants say Rider on Dec. 19 solicited Probert to perform sexual acts in exchange for $600 at her home, located at 435 Silverthorne Point in Lawrenceville, while Marfione on Dec. 13 is alleged to have done the same at Probert's home for an undisclosed amount of money.

Probert and former Penthouse Pet Lisa Ann Taylor, 42, of Duluth, are charged with violations of the Racketeering Influenced Corrupt Organizations Act, prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution and conspiracy to possess cocaine.

District Attorney Danny Porter said the women are accused of engaging in acts of prostitution for fees ranging up to $10,000.

Authorities have calendars and date books that possibly contain the names of johns who have paid for services, and other arrests related to the alleged call-girl ring are pending, Porter said.

Those arrests could include other alleged call girls, Porter said.

Information about Taylor and Probert came as the result of a tip to Porter's office from the Gwinnett Daily Post in November. Information linking both women to the crimes started from information obtained from The Erotic Review, a Web site that allows johns, or "hobbyists," to review services rendered from alleged call girls, or "providers."

Mansion Madam

Taylor, who moonlights as Melissa Wolf, has been featured in numerous adult films and magazines and on stage as an exotic dancer. A native of Canada, she now lives in the Sugarloaf Country Club in a million-dollar home.

Taylor has plans to return north to perform in adult entertainment clubs in Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit, despite her recent run-in with the law.

Taylor will appear at the Toy Chest in Detroit and at Cheetah's of Windsor next week, said Renaldo Agostino, marketing director for Katzman Enterprises, which owns both establishments.

Taylor will perform, meet and greet and give private dances in VIP rooms.

Agostino said Wednesday that Taylor's recent media attention played a part in bringing Taylor back to where she used to perform, but she also at one point called Cheetah's home and has many fans in the area.

"She had a good stretch in Windsor," he said.

On the Cheetah's of Windsor Web site, an advertisement for the upcoming show has a nude photo of Taylor with the headline "Mansion Madam." This photo was taken from Taylor's Web site under her alias Melissa Wolf.

Taylor said Wednesday night that she was looking forward to working so she could pay her bills and her attorney.

Porter said Taylor's trip north is legal, as there is no condition of her bond that prohibits the trip.