Two former City employees find out punishment today - Tucson News Now

Two former City employees find out punishment today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Later this morning, two former City of Tucson employees to be sentenced for stealing from the city; the scandal broke last fall in the city's transportation department.  Today residents will find out the punishment.

The two will be inside Pima County Superior Court this morning.  They have already pleaded guilty, now they will know what the punishments will be. Kurt Hough and Robert Palomarez, both worked in the transportation department.

The duo is accused of using materials and equipment on personal projects, which ranged from hauling dirt using city equipment to repairing potholes on private roads.

Allegations of illegal work go as far back as 2006, totaling in the tens of thousands.  There were five transportation workers who quit or were fired in September 2012 after the investigation.

Just Hough and Palomarez are expected in court today, around 10:30 a.m.

Stay with Tucson News Now for updates on this case as they come in.

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