LOS ANGELES — Charles Max Pollock, an attorney licensed in
California and practicing in Las Vegas, was disbarred from practicing
law in California as a result of the attorney pleading guilty to
child exploitation and “travel with intent to engage in illicit sex
conduct,” according to court documents.
The State Bar of California website said
the disbarment became effective Dec. 29, 2016.
According to a news
release from the Federal Bureau of Investigations, Pollock
allegedly began communication with a woman who was seeking a
photographer for her minor son to begin a modeling career. The
attorney responded to the woman’s Craigslist ad with an alias.
Pollock then rented a hotel room in California and allegedly took
inappropriate photos of the minor. The attorney later lured the son
and his girlfriend to Las Vegas, where he encouraged them to engage
in explicit activity as he photographed them. The two were paid and
instructed to not relay the events of the evening to anyone.
guilty in August 2014 and was sentenced
to nine years in prison by U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neil.
Upon release, the attorney will then serve 20 years probation.
The State Bar of California initially placed Pollock on interim
suspension in June 2016. When it was clear that one would not be
entered, the Office of the Chief Trial Counsel filed the motion for
Per California Rules of Court 9.20, Pollock will be required
to notify all of his clients of the ruling, deliver any papers
necessary to clients in regards to their cases, return any fees that
remain unearned, and alert opposing counsel in any pending litigation
of his disbarment.
According to his profile page
on calbar.ca.gov, Pollock was admitted to the State Bar of California
on Dec. 24, 1997.
The State Bar of California was established in 1927 by the state’s
Legislature and is governed by 19 trustees. The State Bar Court added
appointed full-time judges in 1989. Court documents for all State Bar
Court of California cases can be found online at calbar.ca.gov.