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Former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco, right, walks into court for a preliminary appearance on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019 at Yakima County Department of Corrections in Yakima, Wash.

A Yakima County Superior Court judge Wednesday threw out the criminal case against former Wapato City Administrator Juan Orozco.

During a preliminary appearance on allegations of corruption in public office, Judge Douglas Federspiel ruled there was "no factual basis" for the charges and dismissed the case.

Orozco, who was arrested at his Wapato home Tuesday, was in custody for the hearing.

This story will be updated