"Today, with the Transparency Portal, you can see all the federal money that is sent to your municipality and the federal agreement that allowed the transfer. And you, who live in the city, know if that money was invested or not, and whether the work was completed or not. And as appropriate, you can complain ot the CGU or even the federal prosecutors’ office."
Igor Miranda, Chief Prosecutor of the Federal Public Ministry of Roraima
""At a time when the media and the people celebrate the highly dubvious results of the "Mensalão trial ", it is important to remember that it would not have occurred: -. Without the independent investigation of the Federal Police in the model created by the Lula government. The older PF never carried out an investigation against such important figures of the ruling party. - This was unthinkable before Lula, -. without the activities of the current General Prosecutor named after election among members of his profession as the person having the most votes, he was not chosen by any criteria personal or ideological Lula, but because it has been the most voted by his peers; -. without the work of Joaquim Barbosa and other ministers appointed by Lula and Dilma based on Republican criteria, as demonstrated by the outcome of the trial. Even though unfair, no one accuses him of being influenced or swayed by anyone in the government."
Pedro Estevam Serrano, attorney and professor of Constitutional Law at PUC-SP
"I am absolutely certain that from the time of [the Anti- Corruption Law sanctions], people who were once certain of impunity now think, two or three times or more before committing a crime. Because the lack of punishment for companies was once taken for granted. And that made life easier for these companies to commit fraud. After they brought down one company and another began working in the same industry, continuing the fraud model. And with this in mind, we reach these companies, as well as the individuals behind these companies ".
Jovita Rosa, Chairman of the Institute for Monitoring and Control
"What this law [the Access to Information Act] did was put into practice what already existed in the Constitution. It allows the citizen, which is the reason for the State to exist, to request any kind of information for the state. After all, it is he that controls the state. Because it is for him that public services need to be tested. So what did this law do? It made it very clear that the citizen may request this information, regardless of motivation. "
Claudio Terrão, Counselor of the Audit Court of the State of Minas Gerais