Little Black Book might bite some people’s butts.

The Gwinnett DA’s office has the Sugarloaf Madame’s little black book and plans to make some more arrests:

On Friday, investigators from the Gwinnett County Police Department and the district attorney’s office continued to pore through records kept by accused call girl and former Penthouse magazine Pet Lisa Ann Taylor. They were trying to determine whether those records contained financial transactions and appointments between Taylor and the people that she and her associates allegedly serviced.

Taylor and her alleged business partner, Nicole Alaine Probert, also known as “Naughty Nikki,” were arrested Wednesday on charges that they operated a high-dollar prostitution house in the tony, gated Sugarloaf Country Club in Duluth.

The article continues:

Gwinnett District Attorney Danny Porter said Friday that there would likely be some very nervous men in metro Atlanta this weekend.

“We will expect to begin some arrests next week,” Porter said Friday.

He said he did not know at this point, however, if the bulk of the arrests will be in the Atlanta area or in other cities. Porter also declined to characterize the names on the growing list of possible clients, saying that he had not seen the list nor been called by his investigators with tips on what names have appeared.

I imagine there might be some interesting conversations taking place tonight.

The scripture about things done in darkness being shouted from the rooftop comes to mind. I suppose that applies to another hot topic on Peach Pundit as well.

6 comments

  1. heroV says:

    I’m ignorant on this topic, but can you prosecute someone for just appearing in a call girl’s black book? Where is the proof that you paid money for sex?

  2. duluthmom says:

    I’ve seen this same situation happen in other states and trust me, no one appears in a black book without cause–why would the madam/prostitute bother to write it down otherwise? (You’d have to have a pretty big vendetta to go after a bunch of guys for no reason).
    If she has good enough records (as it has been stated she has) it will be enough. I’ve lived in a state (NJ) where a black book was enough to publish “the Johns” names on a billboard.
    I’m just glad to see they intend to prosecute both sides of the situation.

  3. gatormathis says:

    I figure they keep all these detailed records, then when something like this comes along, it makes it simple.

    For some reduced sentencing or other bargaining, the madam will then decode the info and help decipher the names to get the fuzz off her back.

    Insurance policy sorta thing.

  4. duluthmom says:

    Perhaps that is an ulterior motive…but maybe in the beginning it is simply practical business practice, like any record keeping. In this instance though, instead of inventory or payables/receivables, you record their likes/dislikes and how much they’ll pay.

  5. StevePerkins says:

    > I’ve seen this same situation happen in other
    > states and trust me, no one appears in a black
    > book without cause–why would the
    > madam/prostitute bother to write it down
    > otherwise?

    There’s something about a sentence beginning with “Trust me…” that causes me not to.

    If you get pulled over on the way to a tailgate party with a previously-opened bottle of booze in the cooler on your backseat floorboard, you’re legally similar to DUI even though you don’t have a drop in your bloodstream. Some dumb teenager gets arrested with a baggie of pot the size of a Skoal snuff can, and he had “intent to distribute” as a matter of law. A prostitute writes a name down in her address book, and that person can get arrested and/or have his name blasted across billboards even if authorities are unable to find a single shred of evidence of any financial transaction.

    Now, I’m not naive. I understand that more often than not, someone driving with an open container is drinking… someone arrested with pounds of pot is a dealer… and someone in a call-girl’s little black book probably isn’t her travel agent or pest control guy. However, maybe I’m a crusty old patriot, maybe I’m a new-fangled bleeding heart, or maybe I’m some combination of the two… but I just think the threshold of proof in our country’s criminal justice system should not be “more likely than not”, and that’s the direction some things seem to be creeping toward.

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