Written by Ashton Snyder on
 July 4, 2024

Former Biden Official Sam Brinton Avoids Jail For Luggage Thefts

Sam Brinton, a former Department of Energy official, is set to receive mental health treatment and perform community service to resolve multiple theft charges related to stealing women's luggage.

According to Breitbart News, Brinton pleaded guilty to petit larceny and has faced various legal consequences stemming from incidents at multiple airports.

Former Energy Official's Legal Troubles

Sam Brinton, an openly genderfluid former Department of Energy official, has agreed to undergo mental health treatment to address theft charges.

Brinton, who has admitted to stealing women's luggage, pleaded guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor, instead of facing grand larceny charges. These incidents have brought significant legal consequences for Brinton, involving multiple airports and thefts over several years.

In 2018, Brinton was involved in the theft of fashion designer Asya Khamsin's luggage at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Khamsin revealed in 2023 that her luggage had gone missing in 2018, and photos later emerged of Brinton wearing her custom-made outfits. The case highlighted Brinton's recurring pattern of behavior and added to the complexity of their legal situation.

Multiple Incidents Across Airports

State prosecutors announced that Brinton would participate in mental health treatment, write a letter of apology, and complete 50 hours of community service. Brinton's legal troubles escalated when they joined the Biden administration in June 2022 and were charged in October 2022 with a felony for stealing luggage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP).

Law enforcement at MSP Airport was alerted on September 16 to a missing suitcase belonging to an adult female victim. Surveillance footage captured Brinton removing a navy blue roller bag from the carousel and quickly leaving the scene. Notably, Brinton did not check a bag on their flight to MSP Airport, raising suspicions as they had no reason to visit baggage claim.

Biden Administration's Response

The Biden administration responded to the accusations by placing Brinton on leave following the initial charges. The administration eventually fired Brinton after a similar incident occurred at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas in December 2022. These actions by the administration underscored the severity of the allegations and the need for accountability.

A spokeswoman for Parisa Dehghani-Tafti, the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County, emphasized that the resolution was based on the overall facts and circumstances of the case.

The spokeswoman stated, “The resolution we came to is supported by the facts and circumstances of the case as a whole.” She added that further comments were prohibited due to the pending nature of the case.

Brinton's involvement in multiple theft incidents across different airports has drawn widespread attention and criticism. Despite the legal challenges, the mental health treatment and community service resolution aim to address the underlying issues contributing to Brinton's actions.


Sam Brinton's case highlights a series of luggage theft incidents involving a former Department of Energy official. Brinton's guilty plea to petit larceny and the decision to undergo mental health treatment and perform community service mark significant steps in resolving these legal matters.

The Biden administration's response, including placing Brinton on leave and eventually firing them, demonstrates the seriousness of the situation. The resolution, supported by the facts of the case, aims to address both the legal and personal aspects of Brinton's actions.

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