Edward Nowakoski, former treasurer to the Southwest Riverside County Bar Association, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of grand theft relating to embezzlement of $562,854 from the bar association and a client May 20.
Nowakoski joined the state bar in 1987.
Nowakoski has not responded to a request for comment.
The California Supreme Court disbarred Nowakoski Aug. 26, on recommendation of the State Bar, after finding he embezzled $394,681 from a living trust.
The State Bar investigation into him took five months.
Following his disbarment, the bar association removed Nowakoski as treasurer and discovered he