Mike Burke came from a family of prominent lawyers before becoming a powerful attorney himself. He also came from a strong Irish-American family who were heavy drinkers. Mike Burke is an alcoholic and a compulsive gambler. This is called cross addiction. He found his new addiction to gambling shortly after a trip to Las Vegas. He soon became a high roller. Before Burke knew it, he went completely broke, and succumbed to borrowing money from his loyal clients. He was arrested for embezzlement and went to prison for three years. He was ordered to pay more than a million dollars back to his victims. Burke published his book called Never Enough in collaboration with the American Bar Association. All profits provide restitution to his victims. His book can be found in Brighton Hospitals gift shop.