LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. – A woman accused of running a brothel out of her million-dollar, suburban Atlanta home, pleaded guilty to prostitution and cocaine possession Wednesday while more serious charges were dropped, her attorney said.
Lisa Ann Taylor, 43, the so-called "Mansion Madam," also pleaded guilty to keeping a house of prostitution and was sentenced to seven years of probation.
Prosecutors said the exotic dancer who advertised under the name Melissa Wolf charged men to have sex with her and other women at her home at the Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth. An entire weekend cost $10,000, District Attorney Danny Porter said.
He said the brothel's customers included doctors, lawyers and businessmen, and that Taylor and her friends used a Web site to offer their services during visits to Boston, New York, Chicago and suburban Milwaukee.
The Web site showed Taylor sprawled topless on an ottoman and advertising services ranging from $300 one-hour photo shoots to "dream dates" that included a one-hour show.
Taylor, a former Penthouse Pet of the Month, was arrested early this year and charged with prostitution, conspiracy and racketeering.
Taylor was arrested a second time in September after she was found with prescription drugs and cocaine, authorities said.
One of Taylor's lawyers, Mark Issa, said the most serious charges against her were dropped, including racketeering. Taylor also was fined $150,000 and must sell her $1.2 million, red-brick mansion.
The prosecutor said the fine is roughly equivalent to money he believes she earned from running a brothel.
Taylor's alleged business partner, Nicole Alaine Probert, pleaded not guilty in August to a total of six charges, including prostitution, keeping a place of prostitution, conspiracy, fraud and racketeering.