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Teen sentenced to a month in jail for flipping off judge

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The teenager who cursed and flipped off a Miami judge headed back to court Wednesday.

Penelope Soto took the proceedings much more seriously than she did on Monday, when she appeared before Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat to face a drug possession charge. During that hearing, she laughed when asked about her financial assets, then, when dismissed by the judge, she said, "Adios."

The judge called her back, and reset her bond from $5,000 to $10,000.

As she walked away the second time, she muttered an expletive and flipped him off. The judge then sentenced her to 30 days in jail.

During Wednesday's court hearing, a different judge set her bond at $5,000 on the drug charge, but she will still have to serve her 30-day sentence for contempt.

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