The Houston Police Department passed its investigation into the former Biden official accused of stealing luggage from airports on to the FBI after new charges were raised by a Tanzanian fashion designer in the city.
Sam Brinton, formerly a nuclear waste expert with the Department of Energy, was implicated in another after Asya Khamsin saw pictures of them wearing what appeared to be her unique clothes she lost in a bag that went missing at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in 2018.
Khamsin spotted the clothes amid the ongoing coverage into Brinton, and reported the theft to Houston Police in December. It remains unclear why the investigation was referred to the FBI.
Brinton was fired from the DOE last month after being charged with felony theft for stealing luggage from numerous airports across the country.
First hired to the department to much last summer, Brinton’s appointment was met with much fanfare and was touted by the Biden administration as being the first openly non-binary official to hold a high-ranking position.
Houston PD did not respond to DailyMail.com requests for comment.
Brinton attended The Trevor Project TrevorLIVE NYC on June 11, 2018 in an outfit that Khamsin said resembled her outfits that went missing with her luggage in March 2018
Khamsin shared photos on her social media of her designs compared to what Brinton was seen wearing after her luggage with the clothing was stolen from an airport in Washington, DC
Khamsin claimed that Brinton has been seen wearing her custom-made outfits on several occasions since her luggage went missing five years ago.
The fashion guru, based in Houston, shared side by side photos of herself wearing one of her outfits next to a photo that surfaced of Brinton in what she believed is the same one.
Since then, numerous photos have surfaced showing Brinton wearing what appear to be several of Khamsin’s one-of-a-kind outfits.
The patterns, though similar, sit differently on Brinton and there has been no proof that the items are the same – and it is unclear if they got them altered.
‘When I googled him, I saw my outfits on him,’ Khamsin told KRIV last week.
‘I googled everything, and I saw my clothing, jewelries, blouses,’ she said. ‘The collection with the same prints. Maybe he liked the designs and this and that, but why? I don’t know how he got my clothes.’
‘It’s custom-made. She does it all herself,’ her husband, Alkhag Khamsin said. ‘There is no label.’
She explained that when the bag was stolen she was on the way to a fashion show, and that she was devastated when she lost the pieces and was unable to show them.
‘I was crying the whole week because I didn’t do the fashion show, and that is in my blood,’ Khamsin said. ‘We tried to look through the [surveillance] camera. I think we found the bag was on the machine there, but it disappeared. We didn’t know who took it.’
In July, Brinton was caught on surveillance allegedly stealing someone’s luggage when traveling through Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas which had nearly $4,000 worth of clothing, jewelry and makeup, Fox News reported
Fashion designer Asya Khamsin accused President Biden’s fired non-binary nuclear waste guru Sam Brinton of wearing her custom-made outfits that vanished with her luggage in 2018
Sam Brinton (pictured left at the Starbucks in West Hollywood) appeared to be wearing Brinton’s one of a kind designs
Earlier in February, Brinton walked out of a Minnesota court after a preliminary hearing on luggage theft charges for the other thefts. Brinton could face up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine if found guilty.
According to the complaint, Brinton removed a tag from a woman’s luggage and walked out with the bag at Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport on September 16. The items inside were appraised at $2,325.
American Airlines later confirmed that Brinton had not checked a bag on their flight from Washington DC. When the victim was shown footage of Brinton with the suitcase, she confirmed that it was her luggage. Brinton was ordered not to have any contact with the victim.
The judge referred to Brinton as Mx Brinton. Mx is a common gender-neutral title for non-binary people who do not wish to have a gender referred to in their title.
Independent photojournalist Rebecca Brannon recorded Brinton exiting the court. They ignored reporter’s questions including, ‘Why would you want some lady’s dirty clothes?’
Another reporter asked if Brinton was there to have a job interview with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz’s administration.
Another asked if they had visited ‘the Larry Craig restroom,’ a reference for former Republican Senator Larry Craig who was arrested for lewd conduct in a bathroom at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport in 2007.
Brinton was contacted by investigators and lied initially saying they had not taken the bag. They later admitted to the crime but claimed it was an accident.
They also said that they had left the woman’s clothing in a hotel room in St. Paul, however no clothes were ever recovered.
In a separate incident, Brinton is accused of stealing a different woman’s luggage from Harry Reid International Airport in Las Vegas.
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