Jolin is a Mennonite man who acts as Levi's enforcer. He inherited his position from his father after John's father died when he was a young boy. He is a hardcore man who uses his connection with John to make John do his bidding for him. Alvin is his right-hand man since the two grew up together. The two men are at odds, and Merlin uses dangerous tactics to try to gain an advantage in the community.
Outside the Amish community, the local police put Lebanon Levi under surveillance. The main people on the show are Lebanon Levi, Jolin, Alvin, John and Esther. He also runs hut parties and fights to make additional money. He is from Holmes County, Ohio, and wants to take over Lancaster County from Levi. Merlin decides to hold off attack Levi till after a major Amish Aid meeting and instead begins planning his revenge on Wayne. She uses Levi's interest in her to help her brother John get more jobs from Levi.
Levi is often asked to do favors from members of the community. Amish Mafia is a reality show that appears on the Discovery Channel. Besides Merlin, the leaders of the Amish Aid for all communities have concerns and questions for Lebanon Levi. John and Esther are siblings. Esther and John are Old Order Amish and have only basic necessities, including a horse and buggy.
He was allowed to work for Levi because his sister called in a favor. Merlin is added to the mix after the first episode. All of the men want power, and they will do anything to get it. Lebanon Levi is the head of the gang of men. The men collect fees from businesses, handle the money of the community, complete insurance claims and give out money to people who need it. The other men drive cars even though the Amish Church forbids it. .
Lebanon Levi has a romantic interest in Esther, but she likes Jolin. He has a heart, but on matters of business he can be very tough to deal with. He hates drugs, and throughout the series it is shown that he likes the responsibility of helping his Amish community. . . .
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