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Friday 19 September 2014

Virginia Macari's fiance pleads guilty to €4m fraud in Norway

Published 31/08/2014 | 14:18

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Virginia Macari and Kas Dahl were due to get married in June.  Photo: Kieran Harnett/VIP Magazine
Virginia Macari and Kas Dahl were due to get married in June. Photo: Kieran Harnett/VIP Magazine
Virginia Macari with Kas Dahl and their new baby, Thor. The happy couple have announced they plan to get married in Italy next year. Photo: Gerry Mooney

The fiance of Dublin Wives star Virginia Macari has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in Norway and will be sentenced in the autumn.

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According to the Mail on Sunday, Kaste Dahl is charged with fraud of up to NOK 30m in connection with a holiday cabin property located in southern Norway.

Speaking to the MoS, Anne Glede Allum, police prosecutor at the Norwegian National Authority for Investigation and Prosecution of Economic and Environmental Crime in Oslo, revealed that Mr Dahl  has pleaded guilty to giving false information to obtain a bank loan and that a trial date has yet to be set.

Socialite Virginia Macari (39) is best known for TV3 show Celebrity Salon and her stint on Dublin Wives in 2012 with Lisa Murphy, Danielle Meagher, Jo Jordan, and Roz Flanagan.

She met Kaste Dahl in Marbella in 2009 and the couple got engaged in May 2012.  They have a two-year-old son, Thor together.  Earlier this year they moved back to Spain but Mr Dahl was deported back to Oslo in April to face fraud charges.

They were was due to wed in Capri, Italy in the first week of June this year but Virginia told the Herald that the nuptials were delayed due to family reasons and that they hoped to wed in August instead.

Her actress sister Sonya gave birth to her first child on August 21st and Virginia cited the baby's arrival as a reason for delaying the wedding.

"It will be this autumn, but we haven't set a date yet because we want to wait until after the baby comes," Virginia told the Herald.

"We could book it for August, but then the baby could be a few weeks late, so you just never know with these things."

She was due to fly to LA to scout out wedding dresses in March, but also put that on hold.

"I already knew that the wedding was going to be put back so I didn't think there would be much point," she said.  "But I have a few ideas about what I want.

"Family stuff makes you realise that there are more important things in life."

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