On October 19, 2023, Lukas Enembe, the former Provincial Governor of Papua, was convicted of corruption and sentenced to eight years in prison by the Jakarta Anti-Corruption Court. In addition to this prison term, he was ordered to reimburse $1.2 million in embezzled state funds and fined $31,000. Failure to pay the fine would result in an additional two years of imprisonment. The court also imposed a five-year ban from seeking public office, effective after he serves his full sentence.

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Lukas faced allegations of accepting $3 million in bribes from private companies that secured contracts with the Papua government during his tenure. Additionally, he is confronted with a separate indictment related to money laundering following the Corruption Eradication Commission’s seizure of a substantial sum of banknotes amounting to $5.1 million in various denominations.

In September 2017, Enembe was called in by the Corruption Eradication Commission as a suspect in a graft case, and later, he was named as a witness in a graft case involving the misappropriation of scholarship funds in Papua. Five years later, in September 2022, the Corruption Eradication Commission reported that Enembe was a suspect for the misappropriation of government funds as he spent the money in casinos in Singapore and Australia. In January 2023, he was arrested by the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission.