Las Vegas police release Sam Brinton mugshot

As of this week, Brinton is no longer employed at the Department of Energy. 

Sam Brinton/Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

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.

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.

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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Alpha News Staff