The “non-binary” Biden employee who was charged with crimes related to suitcase thefts at an airport is currently unemployed.
Sam Brinton served as the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy during the administration of President Joe Biden. However, according to multiple sources, Brinton was reportedly fired on Monday.
A DOE representative confirmed the report but provided no additional information.
“The DOE no longer employs Sam Brinton. The Department of Energy is prohibited by law from commenting further on personnel matters, the official told The Daily Beast.
Brinton was praised by the left and numerous media outlets for being the first openly “gender fluid” federal government employee.
Brinton was charged with stealing $2,325 worth of Vera Bradley designer luggage from the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport baggage claim in September, according to court documents.
Brinton initially denied the claim to officers but later admitted guilt.
“If I had taken the wrong bag, I would gladly return it, but I do not have any clothing for another person,” Brinton told the police. “Those were the clothes in the bag when I opened it.”
Brinton informed the police that “exhaustion” was the cause of the theft.
If convicted of felony theft of movable property without permission, Brinton faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine. The incident’s initial hearing is scheduled for December 19.
Brinton was then charged with a similar count of grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000 for an alleged incident at Las Vegas, Nevada’s Harry Reid International Airport.
In a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Republicans called for Brinton’s dismissal.
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