Luggage-Stealing Biden Official Released Without Bail

Sam Brinton, a ‘non-binary’ former Biden administration official was released Wednesday without bail after stealing luggage from multiple airports, the Washington Examiner reports.

Brinton was questioned by a reporter as he entered the courtroom Wednesday in Minneapolis in a clip posted to Twitter.

“Mr. Brinton, do you still have a security clearance … are you going to plead guilty today?” the reporter asked, before humorously saying, “Did you steal any luggage today?”

The Examiner reports:

“Brinton, the former deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy’s Office of Nuclear Energy, was released from a Minnesota court, the Daily Mail reported.

The judge, who referred to the ex-official as “Mx. Brinton,” ordered Brinton not to contact any of the victims. Brinton is accused of stealing the luggage of two women on separate occasions. The luggage was deemed to be worth thousands of dollars.

Brinton was released without bail in the case for the most recent theft in September, according to the outlet.

Brinton was originally scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 19, but the date was pushed to Wednesday at the request of the former official’s counsel. The judge denied a request from Brinton to appear virtually.

Brinton could face up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

The DOE confirmed previously that Brinton had been let go on Dec. 12 but wouldn’t comment further.”

Back in December, when Brinton was originally arrested, his mug shot was posted to Twitter by Townhall Media’s Mia Cathell.

Cathell also posted a clip of Brinton during a hearing on that same day in which the accused can be seen agreeing to a $15,000 bail, with the condition that he “stay out of trouble.”