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Timeline of developments in Oliver Hamilton case

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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 throu
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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 throu

Previous BND stories about East St. Louis Township Supervisor Oliver Hamilton, who was charged Tuesday with misusing more than $40,000 in public funds:

June 3: East St. Louis Township credit card used for Las Vegas trips, $34 car washes

June 8: Federal investigation underway into East St. Louis Township finances

June 10: Public money used to rehab East St. Louis Township supervisor’s boarding house

July 2: East St. Louis Township supervisor did not report $200,000 paid to his company

July 29: What $1,000 limit? Township officials charged $210,000 over four years on credit cards

Aug. 6: ‘Mind-boggling’ waste and corruption: Public pays thousands for car washes

Aug. 10: FBI raids East St. Louis Township offices

Aug. 20: Hamilton’s ex-girlfriend ran housing office that processed contracts he won

Sept. 3: Baked ham, tour boat cruise: Excess marks ESL Township credit cards

Sept. 23: Township audits fail to mention $280,000 in credit card spending

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