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Amber Heard Charged With Illegally Bringing Dogs Into Australia.

The actress and wife of Johnny Depp was charged this week with two counts of illegally importing Pistol and Boo into Australia and one count of producing a false document.

SYDNEY, Australia — Johnny Depp’s wife, Amber Heard, has been charged with illegally bringing the couple’s dogs to Australia in an incident that captured global attention after the nation’s agriculture minister angrily ordered the pooches to get out of the country or face death. The false document charge, which relates to information on an incoming passenger card, carries a penalty of up to one year in prison and a fine of AU$10,200 (CAD$9,764). Her lawyers could petition the court to appear on her behalf, but given the seriousness of the charge, it’s likely she’ll need to appear in person, particularly if she is in Australia at that time, said Bill Potts, a criminal defence attorney based in the Queensland capital, Brisbane. The doggie debacle began in May, after Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce accused Depp, 52, of smuggling the couple’s Yorkshire terriers aboard his private jet when he returned to Australia to resume filming of the fifth movie in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” series.

And I’m sure the court will take all of those things into account.” Australia has strict quarantine regulations to prevent diseases such as rabies from spreading to its shores. A Department of Agriculture officer later escorted the tiny terriers from the couple’s mansion on Queensland’s Gold Coast to the airport, where the dogs boarded a flight to the U.S. just hours before the deadline. “The law is the same for everybody,” he told reporters in the western city of Perth. “There is no preferential treatment here. You come into our nation, you have to abide biosecurity protocols.” The prosecutor’s office would not answer questions about why Depp wasn’t charged, citing the ongoing nature of the case. In an interview last month, Heard said she and Depp planned to avoid Australia as much as possible in the future “thanks to certain politicians there.”

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