Fans are worried about Sam Brinton’s parents after a warrant was issued for the theft of luggage at the Las Vegas airport. Samuel Otis Brinton, better known as Sam Brinton, is a well-known LGBTQ activist and American nuclear engineer who was appointed Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Office of Nuclear Energy for Spent Fuel and Waste Disposal.
The nuclear engineer is the first openly gender-fluid person in federal government leadership, and he or she uses the pronouns they and them. Sam earned a dual Master of Physics degree in nuclear physics and engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2016, Brinton worked for the Bipartisan Policy Center as a senior policy analyst, advocating for new legislation that would allow governments to use nuclear waste to fuel modern nuclear reactors. The Department of Energy put a nuclear engineer on leave in November 2022 after he was accused of stealing luggage at an airport.
Stephen Brinton and Peggy Jo Brinton: parents of Sam Brinton.
Sam Brinton was born on September 11, 1987 in America to parents Stephen Brinton and Peggy Jo. Brinton revealed to his parents that he was bisexual in the early 2000s. Brinton was arrested on December 8, 2022, on a felony theft warrant for allegedly taking bags at Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas on July 6, 2022.
After allegedly taking the woman’s luggage from the baggage carousel at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in October 2022. The engineer was charged with theft. According to the criminal complaint, he allegedly had no checked luggage before leaving with the briefcase, and slipped the luggage tag from the suitcase into their purse. After the event, a hearing on the complaint was scheduled for December 19, 2022.
Sam Brinton’s Family and Ethnicity
The nuclear engineer was born in Perry, Iowa, to two Southern Baptist missionaries. According to his Wikipedia page, Sam is American by nationality and Caucasian by nationality. The Washington, DC-based activist sang in the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, and was engaged to Kevin Rieck, according to a 2017 Washington Blade story.
Brinton majored in nuclear engineering and vocal music at Kansas State University, where he also coordinated the university’s first Pride Parade in 2010. According to reports, Brinton’s parents disapproved of her attraction to a male classmate and put her through conversion therapy while in high school. From 2017 to 2019, the nuclear engineer served as director of advocacy and government relations at The Trevor Project, a non-profit LGBTQ youth suicide prevention group.
Sam Brinton Net Worth
Sam Brinton’s net worth is estimated to be between $2 million and $3 million as of 2023. The average salary for a nuclear engineer in the United States is $119,904 per year or $57.65 per hour, according to Glassdoor, but ranges from $23,475 to $626,290. On July 6, the NyPost released surveillance video showing Sam Brinton fleeing the Las Vegas airport with a woman’s purse valued at more than $3,670.
According to the article, during the investigation, Las Vegas surveillance video revealed to police the luggage containing $1,700 in jewelry, $850 in clothing and $500 in cosmetics. According to Forbes, Sam has been indicted on two separate counts of luggage theft at US airports, with one bag allegedly carrying $3,670 in jewelry, clothing and cosmetics, while GOP leaders blame Biden’s “weakness” for hiring them. Fox News said that according to Las Vegas police, Sam’s bag included $1,700 in jewelry, $850 in clothing and $500 in cosmetics. Additionally, the nuclear engineer is wanted for aggravated theft ranging from $1,200 to $5,000.