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Nationally Known Recovery Advocate Arrested on Sexual Assault, Weapons Charges

February 10, 2020

Andrew Burki, a nationally known addiction treatment and recovery advocate, last week was arrested and charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, aggravated assault on a domestic violence victim and weapons offenses, according to a report on

Burki is accused of sexually assaulting victims in separate incidents that occurred in November 2019 and January. Burki is also suspected of possessing a gun magazine with a capacity of 25 rounds, more than twice New Jersey’s maximum capacity of 10 rounds. Burki is due back in Camden County, New Jersey, Superior Court on March 18.

Burki founded Life of Purpose Treatment, which had facilities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida. In September 2018, Life of Purpose was acquired by Fulcrum Equity Partners, and Burki transitioned to a role as the company’s director of public policy.

Life of Purpose announced in April that it planned to close its facilities, according to The Intelligencer in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. In June, Burki left the company to join the Hanley Foundation as that organization’s chief public policy officer. 

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