Sam Brinton, a non-binary nuclear waste official in the Biden administration, is again accused of attempting to steal luggage from an airport, raising doubts about Brinton’s insistence that the first incident was the result of confusion.
Brinton, assistant assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposal at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, allegedly stole baggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a date unknown. There is a federal warrant against Brinton’s arrest for grand larceny for theft of property worth between $1,200 and $5,000, 8 News Now reported.
The Biden administration official, whose appointment was widely touted as a historic achievement for the LGBT community, was furloughed in November after being charged with stealing luggage from a Minneapolis airport. During that incident, Brinton allegedly seized a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase, worth $2,325 along with its contents, during baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on September 16.
Brinton maintained his innocence, insisting he mistakenly took another passenger’s bag. However, Brinton never checked a bag before the theft, according to court documents reviewed by the New York Post. Video recording later showed a man who appeared to be Brinton removing the identification tag from the suitcase before fleeing with it. The gender-fluid individual, the first to serve in the federal government, later claimed he realized he had taken the wrong bag upon arriving at his hotel. To avoid suspicion of theft, Brinton hid the suitcase materials in a dresser in the hotel room.
A group of 16 Republicans called on Brinton to quit or be fired for shame. “We implore you to set aside petty politics and appoint only the most qualified and dedicated people to influence America’s energy sector,” GOP officials wrote to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
Brinton worked at The Trevor Project for four years, first as Advocacy and Government Affairs Manager and then as Vice President of Advocacy and Government Affairs. In August, it was revealed that the Trevor Project’s anonymous online forum for LGBT youth was a breeding ground for kinky sexual content, aggressive gender reassignment references and adults encouraging minors to hide gender transitions at their parents.
Brinton has bragged about having been involved in kinky relationships as a ‘puppy handler’ – someone, usually a gay man, who enjoys interacting with other typically gay men while they pretend to be dogs.
The potential sentence for the crimes Brinton has been charged with could be up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
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