All Charges Dismissed Against Wapato’s Juan Orozco
Former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco is out of jail and facing no charges after a judge dismissed charges during a Wednesday hearing in Yakima County Superior Court. On Tuesday Orozco was arrested on an allegation of official misconduct connected to his time in Wapato city government. But Judge Douglas Federspiel dismissed the charges after ruling there was no factual basis for placing Orozco under arrest. Orozco was accused by prosecutors of stealing money from the city and for setting himself up as city administrator for his own benefit.
Despite Wednesday's ruling and investigation by the Yakima County Sheriff's Office continues according to Yakima County Prosecutor Joe Brusic.