Amber is facing two counts of shunning Australia's quarantine laws by allegedly bringing in their Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, to the country on a private jet in May. The adorable dogs did not have proper permits for being in the country where Johnny was filming the latest "Pirates of the Caribbean" movie.
In July she was officially charged with two counts of illegally importing the dogs into Australia and one count of producing a false document.
A four-day trial in Australian court is set to begin on April 18, 2016 and officials have said she is required to show up, despite Amber saying wants to avoid Australia for awhile.
The bizarre case caught international attention after an Australian health official put a stopwatch on the couple to remove the dogs from the country.
"Mr. Depp needs to take his dogs back to California, or we're going to have to euthanize them," Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce said while blasting the couple for their doggy deception. He held a press conference to say they had 50 hours to remove the dogs from Australian soil.
The minister even said he understood that "Captain Jack Sparrow" was named "Sexiest Man Alive" twice by People magazine but didn't seem to care.
"It's time that Pistol and Boo buggered off back to the United States," Joyce said. "[Johnny] can put them on the same chartered jet he flew out on to fly them back out of our nation."
Soon after the canine controversy erupted, Johnny hired a private plane to take the dogs back to America. Johnny was not charged with any crime.
Australia is well-known to have insanely strict rules about bringing pets into the country. The illegal import of animals carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a fine of 102,000 Australian dollars ($75,000); the false document charge has a maximum penalty of a year in prison and a fine of 10,200 Australian dollars ($7,500).
For now, the dogs are safe. They even had a little Vegas vacation last week. As Johnny and Amber hung out with Reba and Brooks & Dunn, Pistol and Boo (as well as their parents) lived it up in the 10,300 square-foot Nobu Villa inside the Nobu Hotel Caesars Palace. Since neither Pistol nor Boo are 21 years old (except maybe in dog years,) neither of them were allowed to belly up to a blackjack table, therefore they didn't violate any Nevada laws.
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