Brinton was on an official taxpayer-funded trip to the Nevada National Security Site in Las Vegas at the time of the alleged theft.
Brinton faced up to 15 years total for the two alleged thefts. However, in both cases, the presiding judges ruled jail time wasn’t necessary.
The DOE on Dec. 12 announced that Brinton had left the agency, but wouldn’t comment on the reason for the departure.
Thomas Catenacci is a politics writer for Fox News Digital.