Google gave $25,000 to honor the chairman of the Federal Trade Commission while the search titan was under investigation by the agency for antitrust violations.
Google gave the money to Common Sense Media, an advocacy group, that gave an award to FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz for his work helping children, according to Bloomberg News. Comcast, AOL and Goldman Sachs also contributed to the event.
However, at the same time, the FTC was investigating whether or not Google was violating its rules by favoring itself over other companies in its search results. The federal agency dropped the 20-month probe earlier this year, and Google volunteered to make changes.