A Giles County Circuit Court judge has rejected a plea agreement in the embezzlement case of former state senator Joseph Yost, who resides in Blacksburg.
Yost had entered a guilty plea with the understanding of a plea agreement. With the denial earlier this week, Yost withdrew his guilty plea in the case. He has been charged with embezzling money from the Giles County Historical Society.
From 2012 through 2018, Yost represented the 12th Senate District that includes Radford, Giles County, and portions of Montgomery and Pulaski counties in Southwestern Virginia.
A new court date has been set for April 12.