Dept. of Energy Chief charged with felony theft


None of the allegedly stolen clothes were recovered from Brinton’s hotel room. And the victim has never gotten her luggage, or its contents returned.

The complaint said Brinton continued to use the suitcase on trips.

Law enforcement has a film of Brinton using the allegedly stolen suitcase during at least two trips to Washington DC and Europe on September 18 and October 9.

If found guilty under Minnesota law, Brinton faces up to five years in jail, a $10,000 fine, or both for felony theft.