The non-binary Biden Energy Department official was fired after multiple charges of stealing luggage at the airport.
The mentally ill in disarray.
Published on 13.12.2022
On Monday, a Department of Energy spokesperson confirmed that Mr Brinton had been released from his position as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Water Disposal at the United States Department of Energy.
In September, Sam Brinton, 35, was charged with stealing a woman’s suitcase at Minneapolis-St. Paul, after being filmed by a surveillance camera lifting the luggage at the reception, when he had not even checked luggage on the flight. The contents of the stolen suitcase exceeded $2,300.
Brinton was seen using the stolen bag at least twice after the alleged theft.
When the police questioned Briton Regarding the baggage, the DOE official denied any wrongdoing, stating, “If I had taken the wrong bag, I would be happy to return it, but I don’t have clothes for anyone else.” They were my clothes when I opened the bag”.
However, two hours after making this statement to police, Brinton called the investigating officer and apologized for not being “completely honest”, then he changed his original version. Brinton recanted and said he had in fact taken someone else’s luggage, claiming he was ‘tired and took the suitcase thinking it was his’ , even though he had not brought any checked baggage on the flight.
According to Brinton, he lied about the circumstances because he was “nervous” and worried people would think he had stolen the bag and “didn’t know what to do”.
After lying to police about the theft of the bag, Brinton was charged with theft of personal property and was placed on leave by the Energy Department.
Last week, Brinton was charged with a second baggage theft at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. The 35-year-old was later served with an arrest warrant for robbery worth between $1,200 and $5,000.
Brinton’s hearing for the alleged first robbery is scheduled for December 19. If convicted of aggravated theft, Brinton could face up to five years in prison, a $10,000 fine, or both.