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    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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UPDATED June 08, 2016 03:49 PM

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