Two former City employees find out punishment today

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Later this morning, twoformer City of Tucson employees to be sentenced for stealing from the city; thescandal broke last fall in the city's transportation department.  Today residents will find out the punishment.

The two will be insidePima County Superior Court this morning. They have already pleaded guilty, now they will know what thepunishments will be. Kurt Hough and Robert Palomarez, both worked in thetransportation department.

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

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

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

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

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