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Johnny Depp Actor's wife charged with illegally smuggling dogs into Australia

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has charged Heard with illegally importing of animals, namely Boo and Pistol, into Australia in May.

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Heard is expected to donate the proceeds generated from the case to charity. play

Heard is expected to donate the proceeds generated from the case to charity.

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Johnny Depp's new wife, Amber Heard has been charged with illegally bringing two dogs into the country earlier this year.

Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard play

Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard

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It may have seemed Depp and Amber were off the hook but the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions has charged Heard (who apparently is technically the owner of the pups) with the illegally importing of animals, namely two Yorkshire Terriers named Boo and Pistol, into Australia in May.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard set to wed in the Bahamas February 7 - 8 with only 50 guests invited play

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard set to wed in the Bahamas February 7 - 8 with only 50 guests invited

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The maximum penalty is 10 years behind bars and/or a fine of $102,000. Under Australian law, dogs brought into the country must be quarantined for 10 days to avoid spreading disease.

Heard has also been charged with "producing a false or misleading document, namely an incoming passenger card" ... which carries a one-year maximum sentence and and a $10,200 fine.

She is expected to appear in Australian court on September 7.

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