(FiveNation.com)- Tabloid star Amber Heard is being investigated by the Australian government over perjury allegations and the FBI may be assisting in the investigation.
The actress, whose only claim to fame is suing her ex-husband Johnny Depp, has been under investigation by Australia’s Department of Agriculture, Water, and the Environment over a 2015 incident in which she lied under oath after bringing her dogs into the country.
In March 2015, Heard traveled to Australia with her two Yorkshire terriers in tow. In filling out her immigration card, she reportedly checked “No” to the question asking if she was importing anything that needed to be declared.
Dogs need to be declared.
Australian law requires foreign pets to be quarantined for ten days when brought into the country. When Heard failed to declare the dogs, government officials ordered the dogs be either removed or euthanized.
Her then-husband Johnny Depp flew the dogs home and Heard was subsequently charged with illegally importing the dogs to Australia.
While the FBI hasn’t officially confirmed that it is working with Australian authorities in their investigation, one retired FBI agent recently told the Law & Crime blog that FBI involvement in such a case would not be unusual.
Former FBI agent and attorney Bobby Chacon said the FBI maintains an office in the Australian capital of Canberra where agents are permanently assigned. An FBI office in a foreign country is there to liaise with regional law enforcement and provide assistance. So, in this case, if Australian authorities needed information from the states, they would contact this FBI office in Canberra, “and the FBI would likely assist,” Chacon said.
Last year, a lawyer for Amber Heard played the Victim card over the rumors that the FBI was helping the Australian authorities. The lawyer told E! News in 2021 that the rumors weren’t true, adding that it is inconceivable that Australian authorities or the FBI would victimize someone “who has already been adjudicated to be the victim of domestic violence.”