Presence Of ‘Amish Mafia’ Felt In Lancaster City

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County

Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In Discovery Channel’s popular television show “Amish Mafia,” the lead character, Lebanon Levi, is portrayed as a sort-of Amish Vito Corleone.

“Lebanon Levi is the cops,” another character, Esther, says in one of the episodes. “He is the courthouse, he is the bank and he is the insurance company.”

Karin Meacham is making the most of her Lancaster city store’s 15 minutes of fame — delivered in an unmarked envelope by “Amish Mafia.”

Visitors to Art & Glassworks, 319 N. Queen St., are greeted at the front door by a sign bearing a photo of Levi and the faux warning — “This store is protected by Lebanon Levi.”

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Lancaster County Residents Find ‘Amish Mafia’ Debut Fun, Entertaining

English: Discovery Channel logo, used 1985-1995

English: Discovery Channel logo, used 1985-1995 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wednesday night’s premiere showing of Lancaster-based “reality” show “Amish Mafia” was as outrageous as advertised, locals agree.

Many locals who watched the series debut — allegedly based on the unseen workings of Amish law enforcement here — found the show entertaining and fun.

Most said they’ll watch the next episode, which, according to Discovery Channel’s trailer, will feature a clash between rival Amish men from separate families.

But how much of the show is actually legit?

Depends on who you ask.

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