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  • Poor township's leader spends $230K on AmEx card

    Silent video: Don't try to adjust your volume. This is a graphics-only video. East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver W. Hamilton spent $230,000 over a four-year period ending in June. An initial investigation of 18 months of his purchases through a township American Express card tallied $84,970. That spending is detailed in this video. No evidence was provided that he repaid any of the purchases during that 18 months, which included tires for his construction company's tractor.

Poor township's leader spends $230K on AmEx card

Silent video: Don't try to adjust your volume. This is a graphics-only video. East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver W. Hamilton spent $230,000 over a four-year period ending in June. An initial investigation of 18 months of his purchases through a township American Express card tallied $84,970. That spending is detailed in this video. No evidence was provided that he repaid any of the purchases during that 18 months, which included tires for his construction company's tractor.
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