Senior Department of Energy official Sam Brinton was accused of stealing a passenger's belongings.

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Sam Brinton is accused of stealing a woman's suitcase from the Minneapolis airport on Sept. 16.

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According to the woman, the allegedly stolen bag was worth $2325.

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Brinton denied the allegations of plagiarism and said he did not steal.

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The officers asked Brinton to apologize for lying.

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In court, a charge with  felony theft of movable property without consent is brought against Brinton.

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The case against Brinton has been set for trial on 19 December.

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He can be punished with a maximum sentence of 5 years and a fine of $10,000, or both.

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