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Johnny Depp Could Face 10 Years in Prison for Bringing Dogs to Australia

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Johnny Depp could reportedly face up to 10 years in prison for bringing his dogs, Yorkshire terriers Pistol and Boo, to Australia earlier this month

Ruff time in the doghouse?

Johnny Depp could face up to 10 years in prison for bringing his dogs Pistol and Boo to Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald reports.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales actor, 51, got into a heap of trouble earlier this month when he illegally brought his Yorkshire terriers into the country on a private jet. He was told to get his animals back to the U.S. or they would be euthanized.

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Depp listened to orders, but the situation is still under investigation. Instead of prison, Amber Heard’s husband could also be punished with a maximum fine of $340,000. In addition, his pilot faces two years behind bars.

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Johnny Depp and wife Amber Heard arrive on a private jet at Brisbane Airport on April 21, 2015

“There is a process, you get the permits, they go into quarantine, then you can have them,” Australia’s agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce said in a statement at the time, noting that they needed to undergo medical testing before such a trip. (Depp did not have proper permits and an exam was needed to make sure that his pets weren’t harboring infectious diseases.)

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She added: “If we start letting movie stars, even though they’ve been the sexiest man alive twice, to come into our nation, why don’t we just break the laws for everybody?”

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