A non-binary drag artist who had been employed in President Joe Biden’s Department of Energy as a nuclear waste worker, claimed that they lost a suitcase containing more than $2,300 in September from a baggage cart.
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.
According to police, Brinton took his bag to St. Paul after the theft. The bag was returned to him by police two days later. The bag belonged an adult female traveling from New Orleans with her son.
Between September 18th and October 9th, Brinton traveled to Europe with the stolen bag, according to documents.
Multiple requests for comment have been made to both the Hennepin County Attorney’s office and Brinton’s attorney Fabian Hoffner.
Sam Brinton, an official at the Department of Energy, went to Minnesota in September without a bag. However, he left Minnesota on September 18 with a bag belonging to someone else. A month later, he was found with the same bag in his backpack on a trip to Europe.
Sam Brinton, shown here, is accused in this incident of taking a female suitcase from the baggage claim at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, September 16
Surveillance footage captured Sam Brinton bringing the bag he had stolen through Washington-Dulles International Airport, on October 9, after he returned from Europe.
Brinton is currently on leave from his DOE job. Brinton could be sentenced to up to five years imprisonment, $10,000 fines, or both, if found guilty.
Officer Anne Katchmark from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department is pictured here with President Joe Biden. They first made contact with Brinton in October 9
On October 9, surveillance footage caught him carrying the bag through Washington-Dulles International Airport after his return from Europe.
That same day, Brinton was contacted by Officer Anne Katchmark of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Police Department.
Brinton answered when asked if he’d taken a bag not his own, saying “Not that I know of.”
Katchmark was contacted by Brinton about an hour later. He apologized for being not ‘completely truthful’. He She admitted that she accidentally took the bag and blamed tiredness.
It has been revealed that Brinton did not bring a bag on his first trip to Minneapolis.
Brinton stated that he panicked after realizing that the bag wasn’t his. He said that he had left the bag and clothing in his St. Paul hotel suite.
When asked why the bag was taken, the complainant stated that he “didn’t want to leave the bag in his hotel room, reasoning that it was more convenient to have the bag with him than to keep the clothes.”
Sam Brinton’s suitcase journey
Brinton, who holds a Master’s degree in Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, (MIT), writes in their LinkedIn bio that it is working towards ‘Solving all the World”#NuclearWaste Challenges” and Protecting LGBTQ Youth From #ConversionTherapy
September 16 Sam Brinton, Deputy Assistant Secretary of DOE’s Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition, arrives at Minneapolis–St. Paul International Airport sans any checked luggage
According to police, he took a bag with contents worth more than $2,300 and carried it to St. Paul.
September 18, 2008 Brinton returns to the airport scene and board a flight for Washington DC.
October 9: Brinton, who was on a trip to Europe in Washington DC, returned with the bag stolen from her luggage.
Later, October 9th: Brinton is approached by an officer of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport Airport police, who initially denies that he was there.
Later, he calls the same officer to tell him that he wasn’t ‘completely truthful’ and that he accidentally stole the bag. He also cites tiredness as the reason.
Brinton was told by the officer how to return the bag. He has yet to succeed.
According to the investigating officer, Brinton was instructed by her as to how he could return the bag to the victim. This he has not done. The hotel room did not contain any clothing.
Brinton is currently on leave from their DOE position.
They can now be sentenced to up to five years in prison, $10,000 fines, or both.
Brinton was the subject of headlines in early 2015 when they proudly announced on LinkedIn that they were now the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at Department of Energy.
The non-binary drag Queen, who had been employed in a nuclear waste position in President Biden’s administration, was pictured outside their Maryland home in February
Brinton was seen earlier in the year heading to the airport carrying a suitcase. He was alleged to have taken a bag from another woman, but they didn’t have any bags.
Brinton was captured on surveillance cameras at Minneapolis St. Paul airport taking a bag from the baggage claim after flying in to Washington.
The scientist, 34, was the first nonbinary person to accept a federal leadership position. Kim Petry, acting deputy assistant secretary for spent oil, is standing in.
Petry explained to coworkers that Kathryn Huff (assistant secretary for nuclear energy) had asked her to remain as head of the spent-fuel office ‘for foreseeable future’.
Petry said in an email that he would have another update in a few months for you all. This was as seen in the email. Exchange Monitor. It will all depend on what happens at Brinton’s next court hearing, December 19.
A complaint was filed by Brinton on October 27. It is claimed that Brinton was caught on camera removing a navy blue hard-sided rolling bag from a baggage claim conveyor.
On the same day, the bag was reported missing by a woman earlier in the day.
After reviewing several surveillance videos she identified the bag as hers adding that the total value of items in the allegedly stolen bag was roughly $2,325.
Brinton, photographed in drag outside Capitol
The video has not been made public. Brinton is seen’removing the blue bag tag and putting it in the handbag they were using’, according to the complaint.
Brinton arrived at the airport from Washington D.C. they had just returned from, but hadn’t checked a bag.
They were quickly caught by law enforcement, with Brinton initially refusing to take anything.
Brinton explained to police that if the bag was not his, he would gladly return it. But, he said that he didn’t have clothing for another person. According to the complaint. “Those were my clothes when I opened that bag.”
Then they suddenly had a change in heart and called the police at the airport to clarify their intentions. They said that they hadn’t been completely honest and had admitted they took the blue bag.
Brinton changed their statement, exonerating the behavior because they were tired and thought the suitcase was theirs.
Brinton said that only after opening the bag, they realized it wasn’t actually theirs. She also claimed that they were ‘nervous people’ who would believe they stole the bag.
The couple then claimed that the clothes in the suitcase were in fact stored at the InterContinental Saint Paul Riverfront hotel where they were staying.
Brinton is a graduate of MIT who specializes in nuclear energy and has also been an LGBTQ activist. They have been open about their advocacy work as well as unconventional sexual proclivities, such animal role play via social media.
Photos of them in American flag heels and sparkly dresses were shared online. They are standing above three people playing the part of dogs.
They also perform as “Sister Ray Dee O”Active while being part of a group called The Order of Perpetual Indulgence, a non-profit organization of drag queens who dress as nuns in order to raise awareness of transphobia and sexual intolerance.
Brinton was previously in various positions in the energy sector, including as an adviser on nuclear waste in the Trump administration.
Brinton’s history is colorful. Born in 1987, their parents Peggy Jo and Stephen Brinton are Southern Baptists who belong now to the First Baptist Church of Perry, Iowa. They have three children: Sam, Rachel, Daniel.
Brinton is not only a science geek, but she is also an avid LGBTQ activist. Sister Ray Dee O’Active is a member of Order of Perpetual Indulgence. This non-profit group of drag queens dress up as nuns in order to raise awareness of homosexual intolerance.
They could face up to five years imprisonment, a $10,000 fine or both if they are found guilty of felony steal.
Non-binary Brinton, who goes by they/them pronouns, previously revealed their troubled relationship with their parents, both 57 – describing how they were forced to take part in conversion therapy as a teen.
Brinton also recounted how they were told to leave the family home in Perry, Iowa, after coming out to their parents as bisexual for a second time while at college – forcing them to move in with an uncle in New York.
Brinton is the first female to be appointed as deputy assistant secretary. She was born in Sanford in Florida and Perry in Iowa.
In a 2018 op-ed, Brinton told how they first came out as a middle school student and then was forced to spend two years having conversion therapy – a discredited form of counseling that aims to convert gay people to straight. He It was described by some as ‘torture.
Samuel Brinton was selected by the Biden Administration as the deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition within the Office of Nuclear Energy in January
They kept their sexuality secret through homeschooling, and later at Perry High School in Iowa after their family moved to Iowa in 2002.
Brinton’s parents still work at the First Baptist Church in Perry – a small city of just over 8,000 people 30 miles northwest of Des Moines – and continue to live in the modest $166,000 four-bedroom home where Brinton was raised.
The stiletto-loving 34 year-old had a completely different life than the high-powered lifestyle they lead in Washington, D.C.
Yearbook photos obtained by DailyMail.com show how young Brinton excelled in technology – winning the award for outstanding automotive tech student in their senior year.
Brinton at Perry High School in Iowa, yearbook photo
Brinton spent four years as a school wrestler and was an avid member of the school choir.
They also appeared in several school plays – including The Stuck Pot, which tells the story of how a group of schoolboys established a consolation prize for the boy ‘stuck with an awful lemon’ for a date at the school prom.
Brinton also appeared in a high school production of Grease and in Quiet Summer – a comedy play about a man who decides to spend his summer trying to become president of the local country club.
They participated in several academic decathlons and were a part of the public speaking team. In their last two years, they joined the Iowa All-State chorus.
They also proved popular – photos show Brinton with friends at their school prom in 2006 and taking part in a quiz in a team named Sam’s Super Sweets.
This photo attracted attention and anti-LGBTQ criticism.
Brinton wrote in a touching 2018 New York Times op-ed that they were subject to ‘torture” during conversion therapy. He said: “My parents were Southern Baptist missionaries and believed that conversion therapy, which is dangerous and discredited, could ‘cure my sexuality.
But according to Brinton, the conversion therapy they endured as a middle schooler left scars and it wasn’t until college – Kansas State in Manhattan, Kansas – that they felt able to come out for the second and final time.
Brinton, in an emotional 2018 New York Times Op-Ed, described how they were subjected to ‘torture’ during conversion therapy. She wrote: ‘My parents, who were Southern Baptist missionaries, believed that conversion therapy could cure’ their sexuality.
“For more than two years, I sat down on a couch and had to endure emotionally difficult sessions with a counselor. I was told my faith rejected my sexuality, that I was an abomination in Sunday school and that I was the only gay person on the planet; that I would be infected with HIV. AIDS.
Brinton, Queer Eye star Jonathan Van Ness at New York City in 2019,