Fight against corruption in Brazil: the risk of selective and unbalanced legal enforcement

The working hypothesis concerns Brazilian controlling institutions. Controllers, nation’s saviours against corrupt politicians, exercise selective legal enforcement which can lead to illegitimate constraint on politics, threatening democracy.
Controllers are willing to defend their privileges in front of the public and yearning to keep a good relationship with politicians to maintain the privileges. The appointment of the judge responsible for the carwash operation to the ministry of justice symbolizes this populist appeal of the judiciary and represents a dangerous closeness between controllers and politicians, biasing controlling tasks development.
Investigation measures, information leaks to mass media and judicial decisions will be analysed in order to answer to the specific questions whether the fight against corruption is being distorted into an illegitimate political weapon capable of threatening democracy; which is the role of the controlling institutions in this process.