Dept. of Energy Chief charged with felony theft


“After DEFENDANT took the blue bag from Carousel 7, DEFENDANT is observed leaving the airport in a Rideshare vehicle with the blue bag,” the complaint read. 

“Records from American Airlines confirmed that DEFENDANT did not check a bag when DEFENDANT departed Washington D.C. to MSP Airport.”

They were questioned by police on October 9 after security footage showed the nuclear official carrying the bag at Dulles International Airport.

 According to the complaint Brinton initially claimed that the bag was taken by mistake. And no clothes or objects had been removed from the case. But later revised the story.

“Approximately two hours later, DEFENDANT called your Complainant. DEFENDANT apologized for not being “completely honest”. DEFENDANT admitted to taking the blue bag but stated they were tired and took the suitcase thinking it was theirs. DEFENDANT said when they opened the bag at the hotel, they realized it was not theirs,” the complaint read. 

“DEFENDANT got nervous people would think they stole the bag and did not know what to do. DEFENDANT stated they left the clothes from the bag inside the drawers in the hotel room.”