Sam Brinton, the Biden Adminstration’s Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, the person in charge of managing nuclear waste, has been charged with felony theft in Minnesota.
Law enforcement at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport received a complaint of a missing suitcase in the baggage claim area on 16 September. Airport records confirmed the navy blue Vera Bradley roller bag arrived at 4:40 pm on that date. According to the criminal complaint, video surveillance footage from the baggage claim area showed Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from carousel seven. The complaint states Brinton removed a luggage tag from the bag, placed the tag in a handbag he was carrying, and “left the area at a quick pace.” Brinton arrived at MSP Airport around 4:27 pm. on a flight from Washington, DC, but did not check a bag, so he had no reason to visit the baggage claim area.
Brinton is one the first “openly genderfluid” individuals in the senior management of the federal government.
UPDATE—Here’s the complaint