Department of Energy (DOE) employee Sam Brinton was put on leave after he was charged with felony theft for stealing a woman’s luggage last month at MSP airport in Minnesota.
Brinton is in trouble again, facing another felony warrant for stealing luggage from an airport.
The 'gender-fluid' energy department official is accused of stealing luggage from Harry Reid International Airport.
A felony warrant was issued for Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary, sources said.
The charge is for grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000, records showed.
Breaking: Trans nonbinary US Department of @ENERGY official Sam Brinton is accused of felony grand larceny in a new & separate federal warrant in addition to the case in Minnesota. Brinton is again accused of stealing luggage, but this time in Nevada. https://t.co/4s2yNEjJ68
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) December 9, 2022
BREAKING: Biden Nuclear Waste official Sam Brinton accused of stealing luggage AGAIN.
The first time was in Minneapolis, this time at a Las Vegas airport
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 9, 2022
An energy department official is accused of stealing luggage from Harry Reid International Airport, the 8 News Now Investigators learned Thursday.
A felony warrant was issued for Sam Brinton, a deputy assistant secretary, sources said. The charge is for grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000, records showed.
Brinton is a deputy assistant secretary of the office of spent fuel and waste disposition, according to the Office of Nuclear Energy’s website.
Brinton faces charges for a similar incident at the Minneapolis airport. He was on leave after charges were filed in connection with that incident, an energy department spokesman said in November.
Brinton was charged with stealing a traveler’s luggage in the Minneapolis airport in September.
Brinton was caught on airport surveillance cameras taking a blue bag off baggage claim after flying in from Washington.
A woman reported the bag missing later that day and Brinton was identified.
Brinton initially claimed to have not taken the bag but then admitted to removing the case by mistake due to being tired.
The female victim said the contents of her stolen bag are valued at around $2,325.
Brinton is due in court December 19 in Hennepin County.
Brinton requested his preliminary hearings be held remotely due to “financial difficulties” traveling between DC and Minnesota.
NEW: Cross-dressing Biden official Sam Brinton, who's charged with stealing a woman's Vera Bradley suitcase containing clothes that cost over $2,300, is requesting that his preliminary hearings be held remotely due to "financial difficulties" traveling between D.C. and Minnesota. https://t.co/NQcPCuw4EW pic.twitter.com/owLsMoSp3i
— Mia Cathell (@MiaCathell) December 2, 2022
From The National Pulse:
A Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed by The National Pulse reveals Sam Brinton’s taxpayer funded salary of $178,063, placing him amongst the top one percent of other federal salaries. It is also around five times the national median individual income.
Brinton, who received his job offer in allegedly strange circumstances in January 2022, will also enjoy the top secret “Q clearance” level in the Department of Energy. The designation Top Secret is applied to information, “the unauthorized disclosure of which reasonably could be expected to cause exceptionally grave damage to the national security.”