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Former Biden administration official charged with multiple felonies released without bail

Former Biden administration official Sam Brinton, who made headlines last year by becoming the first gender-fluid White House bureaucrat, appeared in court on Wednesday to face charges of stealing luggage from a Minneapolis airport last year.

Brinton, who was Deputy Assistant Secretary at the time from the Office of Spent Fuel and Waste Management of the Department of Energy, last fall was accused of stealing an item of luggage. KMSP-TV.

Brinton was due to appear in court for the first time on Dec. 19, but was rescheduled for Wednesday. Brinton sought to make it appearance online but he was told that a first appearance on a felony required personal attendance.

This speech took place on Wednesday at the Minneapolis Public Safety Center, after which Brinton left without posting bail. KARE. The only restriction for him was a warning not to contact the victim.

The radio station said Brinton could appear online using Zoom for the rest of the trial.

According to daily mailOn the way out of court, Brinton was bombarded with questions from the media, but he did not answer any of them.

“Why do you need some lady’s dirty clothes?” one reporter asked, while another cited the former Minnesota politician’s inappropriate behavior.

According to CARE, court documents say that through video surveillance, Brinton has been spotted taking a bag matching the description of the one that was reported missing.

Court documents say Brinton admitted to taking the luggage but said the contents were left in his hotel room when he returned to Washington. Police said nothing was found there.

Brinton was fired by the Department of Energy in December after he was charged in a similar Nevada luggage theft case. KLAS-TV.

Brinton was charged with grand larceny in connection with the theft of an item of luggage containing items worth more than $3,600, including jewelry, after police said surveillance video showed Brinton acting strangely.

Should Sam Brinton have been forced to post bail?

“In particular, Brinton pulled the victim’s luggage from the carousel and checked the tag. Then he placed it back on the carousel, looking in all directions for anyone who might be watching or approaching. Pulling him off the carousel and displaying the same behavior, looking around before quickly leaving with him,” his arrest warrant says.

Brinton was released on $15,000 bail he posted in connection with the Nevada charge. Las Vegas Review Magazine.

As of December, victim’s belongings she was not returned from the Minneapolis airport.

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