TAN

The Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas hosted its inaugural World AIDS Day prayer breakfast in the Spindletop Community Room on the hospital campus at 740 Hospital Drive on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

The prayer breakfast brought together both faith and community leaders to “bring awareness of the needs of our citizens currently infected, affected, or vulnerable to HIV” and “honor lives lost,” according to a release.

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Glenn Burdine, Dena Hughes, Jeff McManus and Peggy Gibson

“This couldn’t have come at a better time,” Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Dena Hughes said of receiving restitution in the amount of $312,306.31 from former executive director Peggy Gibson, who admitted to stealing the funds from the nonprofit while she headed the organization. “This is such a blessing.”

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Cars, travel and sundresses in exotic prints are just a few of the luxuries former Triangle Area Network (TAN) executive director Peggy Lynn Gibson financed with the $312,000 she stole while heading the medical nonprofit in 2013 and 2014. Also among the “frivolous crap” Gibson said she used the money for were Christmas gifts, flapper gowns and concert tickets.

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Amanda Coker and Peggy Gibson

A second woman has now been indicted and arrested for what prosecutors say was her role in pilfering hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Triangle Area Network (TAN), formerly known as the Triangle AIDS Network, a nonprofit agency whose mission it is to provide healthcare to those who cannot afford it.

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Peggy Lynn Gibson exits the Jefferson County Courthouse

When former Triangle Area Network (TAN) director Peggy Lynn Gibson pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $200,000 from the nonprofit in front of Jefferson County’s 252nd District Court Judge Raquel West on Wednesday, April 20, many were surprised that the charismatic and energetic executive would be morally capable of such indiscretion.

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