Former senior Department of Energy official Sam Brinton, who self-identifies as “openly genderfluid,” was caught on camera stealing luggage last year and has now been ordered to pay $3,670 in restitution to the victim. He was spared jail time after pleading no contest Wednesday to the theft, according to court records obtained by Fox 5.
Instead, a 180-day suspended sentence was delivered for Brinton’s walking away with a woman’s suitcase from Las Vegas‘ Harry Reid International Airport in July 2022. The MIT grad and radical gender ideologue was fired soon after the incident was made public.
The 35-year-old, who had been responsible for nuclear fuel and radioactive waste, was originally seen on surveillance footage wearing a white T-shirt with a large rainbow-colored atomic nuclear symbol design. Brinton was also caught wearing the same in an Instagram photo posted later that day.
As part of the plea deal, Brinton was also charged with a misdemeanor instead of a felony and instructed by the judge to avoid engaging in any further criminal activity. The sentencing occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada.