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 disbarment.
Per California Rules of Court 9.20, Pollock will be required to notify all 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.