Police & Fire

Former Sky Lodge owner in Park City enters no contest plea to felony theft charges

PARK CITY, Utah — Kenneth J. Abdalla, the former owner of The Sky Lodge in Park City, was investigated by the Park City Police Department for theft and misusing property related to his management of the lodge.

A Forensic Audit Report shared in the initial court filings determined that Abdalla and his entities had been utilizing the Association’s funds to pay personal and commercial expenses, including Abdalla’s personal chef and nanny. By 2019, the audit determined that Abdalla owed the association $4.1 million and that in four years, $3.7 million was spent on non-association expenses.

On June 14, 2024 Abdalla entered a no-contest plea to felony theft in Summit County’s Third District Court. According to the plea agreement with the Summit County Attorney’s Office, Abdalla will avoid a felony record if he stays out of trouble and pays a $10,000 fee over the next two years. If he meets these conditions, the felony charge will be downgraded to a misdemeanor.

The court accepted the plea deal.

Chief of Police Wade Carpenter praised the detectives and prosecutors for their hard work on the case. “Their unwavering commitment while investigating this egregious crime is a testament to the exceptional qualities of the individuals representing the Park City Police Department and Summit County Attorney’s Office,” Carpenter said. “Our thoughts are with the victims in this case, and we trust that this resolution, to some extent, will help address their pursuit of justice.”

The Park City Police Department stated that they will not release any further information about the case at this time.

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