While traveling the world on a spiritual journey, Port Charles resident Maxie Jones met Levi Dunkleman and he convinced her to join him in volunteer work in the Philippines. During their time together, they became lovers and Levi helped Maxie on her spiritual path by introducing her to yoga, a vegan diet, and the importance of environmental activism. When Maxie returned home, Levi joined her and they moved in to her apartment.
Although Levi spoke of peace and the importance of sending positive energy into the universe, he struggled to peacefully co-exist with Maxie's roommate Nathan West and her adoptive father Mac Scorpio. Levi sensed that Nathan was attracted to Maxie and he was bothered by the developing friendship between them. When Nathan lied to a judge on Maxie's behalf regarding custody of her daughter, Levi secretly contacted the judge so it appeared that Nathan had cost Maxie the chance to reunite with her child. He also convinced Maxie that Nathan had called immigration on him. When Levi revealed that he faced criminal charges upon deportation to his home country of Australia, Maxie offered to marry him and she kicked Nathan out of the apartment.
On the day of the wedding, Levi's true intentions toward Maxie were exposed after Nathan learned that Levi had stolen an Aztec necklace that had previously belonged to Maxie's mother Felicia. A private confrontation ensued between the men but Levi held a gun on Nathan and tied him up. Later, Nathan interrupted the wedding to announce that Levi was under arrest. Levi confirmed Nathan's accusations and stated that his marriage to Maxie was a means to the Aztec jewels. He also revealed that his Australian accent was false and that the supposed immigration officer was actually his accomplice Scribner. Levi held Maxie at gunpoint and obtained Felicia's jewelry. He continued to hold onto Maxie while Scribner grabbed Lulu Spencer and they announced that the women would guarantee their escape from police custody. Levi shot Mac in the chest before he and Scribner left with Maxie and Lulu.