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Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard pleads guilty in Australian dog smuggling case

Published 18/04/2016

Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attending the premiere of Black Mass in London's Leicester Square
Amber Heard and Johnny Depp attending the premiere of Black Mass in London's Leicester Square

Actor Johnny Depp's wife Amber Heard has pleaded guilty to providing a false immigration document amid allegations she smuggled the couple's dogs into Australia.

Prosecutors on Monday dropped two more serious charges that Heard illegally imported the Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, into the country last year. A conviction on the illegal importation counts could have sent the actress to prison for up to 10 years.

The false documents charge carries a maximum penalty of a year in jail and a fine of more than 10,000 Australian dollars (£5,385).

The hearing in Southport Magistrates' Court on Queensland state's Gold Coast was temporarily adjourned to allow the judge time to review documents in the case.

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