The great 'Depp Dogs Illegally Infiltrating Australia' debate is still raging, with his 29-year-old wife Amber bring summonsed to court on Wednesday (15th July). She was charged with two counts; "illegally importing the Yorkshire terrier puppies, named Pistol and Boo, and was also charged on one count of producing an unspecified false document." Illegally importing is one things, but falsifying documents?!
According to Us Weekly, the actress could face either 10 years behind bars, and/or a fine of $75,000.
Amber Heard -- Charged With Dog Smuggling in Australia http://t.co/h9zWS0zvQj
— TMZ (@TMZ) July 16, 2015
TMZ meanwhile reports that "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 due to appear in Australian court on September 7."
Agriculture Minister of Australia, Barnaby Joyce, is obviously rubbing his mitts with glee, especially considering Amber only last month said in an interview: "I have a feeling we’re going to avoid the land Down Under from now on, just as much as we can, thanks to certain politicians there... I don’t know, I guess everyone tries to go for their 15 minutes, including some government officials."
The big question is now, Was it all worth it?