The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said ex-Biden official Sam Brinton was processed at the Clark County Detention Center Wednesday morning.
Police released a mugshot of Brinton in connection to his alleged theft of a passenger’s luggage at Harry Reid International Airport in July. Police were able to identify Brinton as the suspect after Alpha News broke the story last month that he was charged in a similar incident at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
Through the investigation, Brinton was developed as the suspect in this case.
Brinton is facing grand larceny charges (theft valued between $1,200 but less than $5,000)
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Brinton is facing grand larceny charges for the Las Vegas theft. He made his first court appearance Wednesday and was released from jail after posting a $15,000 bail.
BREAKING: Ex-Biden official Sam Brinton turned himself in at the Las Vegas jail after a judge at today’s in-person hearing signed off on an agreed-upon $15,000 bail. Cash bond has already been posted.
Brinton’s bail condition: “Stay out of trouble.”pic.twitter.com/1l60Hc94gq
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As of this week, Brinton is no longer employed at the Department of Energy. His first court appearance in the Minnesota case has been delayed until February.
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