Johnny Depp’s wife charged with smuggling dogs into Australia

Published On July 16, 2015 | By Keri | Entertainment News

Johnny Depp’s wife is in trouble with the law Down Under.

Actress Amber Heard faces charges of illegal import of animals and producing a false document and has been summoned to appear in court in Queensland later this year.

It all stems from an incident earlier this year when Depp’s pet dogs were threatened with being put down after Australian authorities accused them of bringing their two Yorkies into Australia on a private flight without the necessary permits which was a breach of the country’s very strict biosecurity laws.

Pistol and Boo were promptly taken out of the country but the dust has yet to settle.

Amber Heard, who starred with Depp in the movie “The Rum Diary” and most recently appears in “Magic Mike XXL”, is now facing criminal charges and was issued a summons to appear in court in Queensland on September 7th.

The 29 year old¬†faces two charges of illegal import of animals and one charge of knowingly producing a false or misleading document, Australia’s Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions said in a statement today.

The illegal import of animals carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine $75,000 (US) and the false document charge has a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of $7,500.

Depp himself has not been charged.

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