Published Wednesday, 02 May 2012
The supergrass trial cost the taxpayer an estimated £20million. (© UTV)
Thirteen others were acquitted of a variety of charges - including the murder of UDA rival Tommy English.
Pollock, from Fortwilliam Gardens in Belfast, was convicted of supplying the sledgehammer used in the murder and giving one of the accused a false alibi.
On Wednesday, Belfast Crown Court judge Mr Justice Gillen told the 35-year-old father of two that terrorist offences called for severe sentences.
His step-sister Doreen, the widow of the murdered UDA chief, had pleaded for "some measure of clemency."
On completion of his jail term, Pollock will serve a further six months on supervised licenced parole.