• Re: A Biden administration LGBTQIA+ official is on leave after they wer

    From Lock Them Up!@21:1/5 to governor.swill@gmail.com on Sun Dec 4 02:18:45 2022
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    In article <stmdpo$11051$20@news.freedyn.de>
    <governor.swill@gmail.com> wrote:

    ...Queers cannot be trusted.


    A Biden administration official has been charged with felony
    theft and is on leave from their post after being accused of
    stealing a mother's Vera Bradley suitcase from an airport in
    Minnesota, according to court documents and the federal
    government.

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    Sam Brinton, the deputy assistant secretary of the Office of
    Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition at the Department of Energy's
    Office of Nuclear Energy, was accused of taking the luggage from
    baggage claim at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on September
    16, according to a complaint filed last month.

    The 26-inch navy blue hard-sided roller bag and its contents
    were estimated to be worth $2,325, according to the court
    documents obtained by Insider.

    Surveillance footage captured Brinton, 35, taking the Vera
    Bradley luggage from the carousel at around 4:45 p.m. after
    Brinton arrived at the airport on an American Airlines flight
    from Washington, DC, the court documents allege.

    The complaint states that Brinton took off the bag's tag and
    left the area "at a quick pace" before hopping into a cab;
    records from American Airlines show Brinton never checked a bag
    before they left Washington DC, according to the court papers.

    Brinton was then caught on surveillance footage checking into a
    luxury riverfront hotel in St. Paul with the bag, the complaint
    says.

    Two days later, on September 18, Brinton was seen checking the
    bag before boarding a flight back to Washington DC, the
    documents state. Brinton was again seen on surveillance video
    carrying the bag at Washington Dulles International Airport in
    Virginia after returning from a Europe trip on October 9,
    investigators said.

    When a Minnesota police officer called Brinton that day, Brinton
    denied taking someone else's bag.

    "If I had taken the wrong bag, I am happy to return it, but I
    don't have any clothes for another individual. That was my
    clothes when I opened the bag," Brinton told the officer, the
    complaint states.

    The complaint alleges that Brinton then called the officer back
    two hours later and apologized for not being "completely honest."

    Brinton told the officer that they were tired and picked up the
    wrong bag and only realized when they got to the hotel and
    opened the suitcase.

    The complaint says Brinton "got nervous people would think they
    stole the bag and did not know what to do."

    Brinton told police they left the clothes from the bag inside
    the drawers in the hotel room and admitted to taking the bag
    back to the airport on September 18.

    When Brinton was questioned why they would use the bag, Brinton
    said they thought it would be "weirder" to leave the luggage in
    the hotel room rather than the clothes, the court papers say.

    Police did not recover any clothes from the hotel room where
    Brinton stayed and as of October 27 when the complaint was
    filed the owner of the Vera Bradley bag has not gotten it
    back, according to the court documents.

    The Department of Energy told Insider on Tuesday that Brinton is
    "on leave" from the agency and that Dr. Kim Petry is now
    "performing the duties of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent
    Fuel and Waste Disposition."

    An attorney for Brinton did not immediately respond to a request
    for comment by Insider.

    Brinton, who is one of the federal government's first openly
    "gender fluid" employees, faces up to five years in prison or a
    $10,000 fine or both. They are scheduled to make their first
    court appearance in Minnesota's 4th Judicial District Court on
    December 19.

    Since the news of Brinton's arrest, Republicans like former
    President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., have used the
    criminal case to bash Brinton over their gender identity.

    "Who could have seen this coming from they/them?" Trump Jr. said
    in a tweet.

    GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert tweeted, "This man, hired by Joe Biden,
    is a thief" along with a photo of Brinton in a dress.

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