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April Flowers was a prominent exotic dancer at the Tropicana Club. Her real name is Juanita Jean Hodges. She played a prominent role in the frameup of George Ratterman, when he was a candidate for sheriff of Campbell County, Kentucky, in 1961.
A plot was devised by gamblers who lured Ratterman to a Cincinnati, Ohio hotel. There he was drugged and driven back to Newport, Kentucky. He was placed in bed with Flowers at mobster Tito Carinci's suite in the Glenn Hotel. Flowers positioned herself in bed next to a fully clothed Ratterman.
During Ratterman's trial, Flowers admitted that she had perjured herself after first affirming a false story told by Tito Carinci. Flowers confessed that the reason she lied was that she was promised a trip to Puerto Rico in return for her perjured testimony.