Cross-dressing fired Biden official escapes jail time for third case of stealing airport luggage – LifeSite

(LifeSiteNews) — “Nonbinary” former Biden energy official Sam Brinton will serve no jail time for stealing luggage from a Virginia airport, as part of a plea agreement reached with prosecutors.

Brinton was deputy assistant secretary of Spent Fuel & Waste Disposition for the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy (ONE). He was hired in February 2022 but fired in December after being accused of a pair of airport luggage thefts: taking a $2,325 Vera Bradley suitcase from the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport baggage claim and taking a suitcase containing $3,670 worth of jewelry, clothing, and makeup from Harry Reid International Airport. 

In May 2023, he was arrested at his Maryland home for a third alleged offense at Ronald Reagan National Airport, for taking a suitcase belonging to Tanzanian fashion designer Asya Khamsin, who noticed photos of Brinton published online in which he was wearing her dresses.

Last week, however, the Washington Free Beacon reported that a plea was reached in Arlington General District Court for the Reagan National case, under which Brinton pled guilty to petit larceny, a misdemeanor, and in lieu of jail time agreed to enter an adult diversion program requiring mental health treatment, a letter of apology, and 50 hours of community service. It means he has now evaded jail time for all three offenses.

“The resolution we came to is supported by the facts and circumstances of the case as a whole,” said Jessika Thomas, a spokeswoman for Arlington County commonwealth’s attorney Parisa Dehghani-Tafti. “Unfortunately, since this case remains pending, we are prohibited from commenting further.”

Brinton also settled with Khamsin, under which he wrote the latter an apology letter and agreed to pay an undisclosed sum of money.

“Mr. Brinton has apologized to Asya Khamsin, and Asya Khamsin has forgiven Mr. Brinton,” said Khamsin’s attorney. “Asya Khamsin has decided not to publish Mr. Brinton’s letter of apology, as she considers the letter to be quite personal, sensitive, sincere, and heartfelt. Asya Khamsin hopes that the example of reconciliation that she and Mr. Brinton have set will encourage tolerance and coexistence in America, especially at this time of unfortunate public tension. Asya Khamsin wishes Mr. Brinton all the best.”

Brinton’s original firing drew alarm at the time for his extracurricular activities, including drag, a BDSM-tinged dog fetish, and lobbying against talk therapy for unwanted homosexual desires. Though he claims to be a “survivor of a traumatic and torturous conversion therapy experience,” his family members have strenuously disputed that account. 

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