MIAMI (WSVN) - A former South Florida judge, who made headlines when video of a teenager giving him the middle finger during a hearing went viral, died this weekend.
Former Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Jorge Rodriguez-Chomat passed away at his house in Miami on Saturday.
The Havana-born public servant was elected a judge in 2010 and served six years in Miami’s criminal court circuit.
In 2013, he appeared on news outlets across the country after he sentenced then-18-year-old Penelope Soto to 30 days in jail, moments after the teen had given him the middle finger.
Rodriguez-Chomat was 72 years old.
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