Samuel Brinton, non-binary The Biden administration The official accused of multiple thefts of luggage at two different airports is reportedly no longer with the Department of Energy.
A Department of Energy spokesperson told Fox News Digital Monday that Brinton is “no longer an employee of the Department of Energy.” The Energy Department also told Fox: “This was not a Biden official.”
It was not immediately clear whether Brinton resigned or was fired.
“By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters,” said a DOE spokesperson.
Fox News Digital has reached out to the Department of Energy for further comment.
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Brinton, who has served as deputy assistant secretary of the Department of Energy for spent fuel and waste disposal since June, faces up to 10 years in prison for allegedly luggage theft in Minnesota and another bag in Nevada, according to a police report obtained by Fox News Digital.
Brinton allegedly stole a suitcase worth a total of $3,670 on July 6 at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas. Police also accused Brinton of stealing another suitcase valued at $2,325 from the baggage carousel at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) in September.
In light of the revelations, Brinton was placed on leave from the Department of Energy.
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Brinton made headlines after being appointed to a position overseeing nuclear waste disposal policy at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy as a non-binary gender identity. Brinton also posted about being a member of the so-called Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, a group of drag queens.
Fox News’ Thomas Cattenacci contributed to this report.