The "non-binary" Biden official who has been charged with crimes related to thefts of suitcases at an airport is now unemployed.
Sam Brinton worked as the deputy assistant secretary for spent fuel and waste disposition at the Department of Energy's Office of Nuclear Energy in President Joe Biden's administration, but on Monday, Brinton was reportedly fired, according to several sources.
An official at the DOE confirmed the report but offered no details.
“Sam Brinton is no longer a DOE employee. By law, the Department of Energy cannot comment further on personnel matters,” said the official to the Daily Beast.
Brinton had been celebrated by the left and many in the media for being the first openly "gender fluid" person in a federal government position.
According to court filings, Brinton was charged with stealing Vera Bradley designer luggage, reportedly worth $2,325, in September from the baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.
Brinton initially denied the claim to officers but later confessed.
"If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I don't have any clothes for another individual," Brinton told police. "That was my clothes when I opened the bag."
Brinton told police "exhaustion" was the reason for the theft.
Brinton faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of the charge of felony theft of a movable property without consent. The first hearing for the incident is scheduled for December 19.
Brinton was then charged with another similar charge of grand larceny with a value between $1,200 and $5,000 for an alleged incident at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Republicans called for Brinton's removal in a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm.
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