The judge yesterday rejected Beloff's bid to delay the trial because of the publicity surrounding his recent conviction for conspiring with reputed mob boss Nicodemo "Little Nicky" Scarfo to extort more than $1 million from developers.
Pollan, 40, still an aide in Beloff's ward office, is not expected to be a witness against the Beloffs, said Pollan's lawyer, Edward Reif.
In exchange for Pollan's guilty plea to 27 counts of vote fraud, federal prosecutors have agreed to dismiss 20 additional counts.
Still, Pollan faces up to 136 years in prison and fines totaling $360,000, said Assistant U.S. Attorney William B. Carr Jr.
The vote fraud charges stem from the 1984 general election, in which Joseph Howlett, a Beloff protege, defeated Republican candidate Fred Druding by some 4,000 votes for a seat in the state general assembly.
Tape-recorded evidence gathered by FBI informant Nicholas Marrandino, a Beloff aide, showed that Pollan - and allegedly the Beloffs and others - forged dozens of absentee ballots in the names of residents of a nursing home.
"If you're gonna sign them, Charlie, make them look a little different," Beloff purportedly advised Pollan as Pollan was forging ballots, according to an FBI transcript.