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Police said they found women’s designer clothes allegedly stolen by former Biden official Sam Brinton while executing a search warrant at his home in May.
The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Police Department said Tuesday that law enforcement found and returned the clothes to their owner, Tanzanian fashion designer Asya Khamsin, who accused Brinton of wearing her designs in public. Khamsin reported her bag containing the clothing articles missing at Ronald Reagan National Airport in 2018.
“The MWAA Police Department can confirm we returned the victim’s property and police retained photos of the evidence for prosecution,” MWAA spokesperson Crystal Nosal told Fox News in a statement.
“The case is still under adjudication and we cannot release more detailed information,” the police spokesperson added.
In May, MWAA police officers executed a search warrant relating to the clothing case at Brinton’s Maryland home.
Brinton, a disgraced “non-binary” former Biden administration nuclear energy official, has been arrested multiple times for stealing women’s luggage at airports.
The 35-year-old, who uses they/them pronouns, attracted attention for being one of the federal government’s first “non-binary” officials, but he was fired in December from the Office of Nuclear Energy at the Department of Energy.
Brinton was also charged with stealing a woman’s Vera Bradley suitcase from a Minneapolis Airport in September last year and another woman’s suitcase from a Las Vegas airport in July last year. Those suitcases and their contents had a combined value of more than $9,000, according to police and court documents.
Brinton escaped jail time in both of the previous luggage theft cases.
In the Minneapolis case, Brinton was ordered to undergo a mental health evaluation, write a letter of apology to the victim, return the stolen property, and perform three days of community service. In the Las Vegas case, Brinton pled no contest and was given a 180-day suspended sentence and ordered to pay $3,670 in restitution.
Brinton was arrested a third time on May 17, the same day police searched his home, in connection with the designer clothes case. He was charged with felony grand larceny. The preliminary hearing in that case has been delayed until December.
Khamsin, the designer, went public with her allegations against Brinton earlier this year, saying she saw photographs in news articles of Brinton wearing her custom designer clothes.
“I saw the images. Those were my custom designs, which were lost in that bag in 2018,” Khamsin told Fox News in February. “He wore my clothes, which was stolen.”
Khamsin said she had flown to Washington, D.C., for an event where her clothing was set to be on display, but when her designs went missing, she was not able to show them. She filed reports with the police and Delta Air Lines, but they were not immediately able to recover her bag.
However, when she saw the photographs of Brinton wearing her designs, Khamsin filed a police report in Houston, where she lives with her husband. Houston police said they referred the case to the FBI.
Khamsin filed a civil lawsuit against Brinton on Friday.