A public utility company in San Antonio, Texas was caught recently making a political donation to the state’s Republican Party, in exchange for a ticket to a fundraising dinner that was attended by Gov. Rick Perry and other top officials.

The donation came from CPS Energy, the public electric utility in San Antonio, which drew the $5,000 directly from public funds. It was discovered by reporter Brian Collister, during an examination of the company’s expense reports.

This video is from San Antonio, Texas NBC affiliate station WOAI.