Wednesday 28 September 2016

Virginia Macari's fiancé Kaste Dahl must check in daily with Spanish police as he fights extradition to Norway

Laura Larkin

Published 04/01/2016 | 07:24

Virginia Macari and fiance Kaste Dahl. Picture: Instagram
Virginia Macari and fiance Kaste Dahl. Picture: Instagram
Virginia Macari with her fiance Kaste Dahl
Virginia Macari and fiance Kaste Dahl live in Marbella
Virginia Macari and Kaste Dahl in Marbella

Dublin socialite Virginia Macari's fiancé Kaste Dahl must report to Spanish police daily as he fights extradition to Norway to face a five-year prison term.

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The former businessman was arrested in Marbella in Spain on December 5 on foot of an international arrest warrant issued by Norwegian authorities.

He was sentenced last year for his part in a multi-million euro loan fraud related to a lucrative property deal.

Norwegian prosecutor Geir Kavlie told the Herald that authorities are keen to secure his return to face his prison term. He will also serve time for drug offences. It is expected that Dahl could spend more than five years in prison.

Virginia Macari and Kaste Dahl in Marbella
Virginia Macari and Kaste Dahl in Marbella

"It's quite a long sentence waiting for him when he gets back to Norway," Mr Kavlie said.

During proceedings, in which two of Dahl's partners in the property deal were sentenced to more than two years each, the presiding judge referred to Dahl as the "mastermind" behind the scheme, Mr Kavlie said.

Read more: 'Kas will not be going to jail,' says Virginia Macari

Previously, Dahl said that he would not face jail time and that his crimes had been grossly over-exaggerated in the media.

Virginia Macari with her fiance Kaste Dahl
Virginia Macari with her fiance Kaste Dahl

However, Mr Kavlie last night said that they were serious charges and that he is keen to see Dahl returned to Norway.

Dahl has appealed the extradition in a Spanish court and it is expected that the matter will be resolved in February.

Mr Kavlie said he hopes that it can be dealt with "as fast as possible" by the Spanish judicial system.

Attempts to contact Dahl's lawyer last night were unsuccessful. Dahl met his fiance in Marbella in Spain in 2009 and the pair got engaged in 2012 on a boat in New York. They have a two-year-old son and make frequent trips to Ireland.

Virginia Macari and fiance Kaste Dahl live in Marbella
Virginia Macari and fiance Kaste Dahl live in Marbella

Luxury swimsuit designer Virginia has previously hinted that they will be making a permanent move to Ireland, revealing that she has already enrolled him in a school here.

Virginia is best known for taking part in reality show Dublin Wives and in TV3's Celebrity Salon.

The pair enjoy a glamorous lifestyle in sunny Marbella, despite the criminal allegations hanging over Dahl's head.

Previously, Virginia revealed that her other half's arrest was "the lowest point" in her life.

"It was almost like a reverse nightmare, like when you wake up from a nightmare, you're so relieved. But I woke up into a nightmare," she said at the time.

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