Sam Brinton, 34, (pictured) is accused of stealing a suitcase from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. Brinton, who was president Joe Biden’s pick as the Department of Energy’s deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition, was caught on surveillance cameras taking a blue bag off the baggage claim after flying in from Washington. A woman reported the bag missing later that day and Brinton was identified. Brinton claimed to have not taken the bag but then changed their mind admitting to removing the case adding it was by mistake because they were tired. The 34-year-old scientist, who was the first non-binary person to accept a position in federal government leadership, faces five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both if found guilty. They have not been at work for at least a month with Kim Petry, the acting deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel, standing in.
Biden’s non-binary nuclear waste guru used Vera Bradley bag for a month after stealing it from airport and unpacking female victim’s clothes – but claims it was an ACCIDENT: Keeps job despite being charged – as White House says NOTHING
A non-binary drag queen who had been working in a nuclear waste job in President Joe Biden’s Department of Energy says that they accidentally stole a suitcase with contents worth over $2,300 from a baggage carousel in September. Sam Brinton, whose full title was as the DOE’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, has been charged with felony theft after they allegedly stole a bag from the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport on September 16. Brinton took the bag to a hotel in St. Paul following the theft, police allege. Two days later, they boarded a flight to Washington DC, with the suitcase in tow. Some time between September 18 and October 9, Brinton took a trip to Europe, with the stolen suitcase, documents say.