Fox News reports that Samuel Brinton is now facing a grand larceny charge.
For those unfamiliar, Brinton is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Spent Fuel and Waste Disposition in the Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Nuclear Energy.
Brinton also identifies as nonbinary, as "genderfluid."
Another thing to note is that this isn't Brinton's only theft charge.
According to Fox, there is not a lot of information available about Brinton's latest grand larceny charge.
The outlet reports:
Samuel Brinton . . . was charged Thursday with grand larceny of an item valued between $1,200 and $5,000 by Las Vegas prosecutors. Records showed that an arrest warrant was issued for Brinton . . .
The outlet adds, however, that "few other details were provided in the records" and that "the Clark County, Nevada, district attorney's office declined to comment on the matter."
Although there are not a lot of details available about this most recent charge, there are a plethora of details available about another felony theft charge that Brinton is facing.
These other charges stem from an incident that took place in September at the Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
The police affidavit states:
At 16:45 hours, officers observe the suspect, who was later identified as SAMUEL OTIS BRINTON, DEFENDANT herein, remove a navy blue hard-sided roller bag from the rear of Carousel 7. DEFENDANT removed the blue bag’s tag and put the bag tag in the handbag they were carrying. DEFENDANT then left the area at a quick pace.
Law enforcement proceeded to track Brinton, and they discovered that Brinton had kept the bag with him for some time, even during multiple subsequent trips.
Brinton, at one point, was confronted by the victim - identified as "a known adult female." After initially claiming that he didn't take anything that didn't belong to him, Brinton eventually admitted to what he had done, although he blamed it on tiredness.
Regarding the Minnesota incident, Brinton is due in court later this month. It is not clear when Brinton is due in court for the Nevada case.
In the meantime, the Biden administration has quietly placed Brinton on leave. A DOE spokesperson has put out a statement in confirmation, saying, "Sam Brinton is on leave from DOE, and Dr. Kim Petry is performing the duties of deputy assistant secretary of spent fuel and waste disposition." The DOE, however, has yet to reveal why Brinton was placed on leave and whether Brinton is still being paid.