A shocking report has emerged of a yoga instructor and hairdresser allegedly isolating a bipolar Malibu doctor from his family, manipulating him into giving up control of his finances, and ultimately embezzling millions of dollars from him.
Anna Moore, 39, and Anthony Flores, 46, are accused of pumping Mark Sawusch full of ketamine and other drugs while siphoning off nearly $3 million of his money.
They were indicted in February on felony charges, including conspiracy, identity theft, mail fraud, and money laundering.
Friends and employees of Sawusch reported to the Los Angeles Times that Moore and Flores convinced the suicidal doctor to relinquish control of his finances under the guise of friendship.
They moved into his beachfront home rent-free and quickly became his “personal 911” and “best friends.” Sawusch, who had been hospitalized and jailed multiple times for violent outbursts during manic episodes, lost the ability to conduct surgery after injuring his hands in a suicide attempt and could no longer care for himself.
Moore and Flores reportedly fed Sawusch LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and marijuana while spending his money on lavish parties, weekend trips, and clothing.
They hired 20 housekeepers, handymen, and other staff, including six massage therapists, to take care of Sawusch. He was subjected to weekly ketamine injections and 12 hours of massage treatments per day. His health visibly deteriorated after the couple gave him LSD two weeks before his death.
Sawusch’s mental state reportedly worsened after he underwent 43 ketamine treatments, during which he talked, laughed, and pressed forcefully into his eyes and ears. Moore and Flores escaped to Santa Monica, leaving Sawusch alone and ingesting drugs while violently throwing himself around the home.
They reportedly kept a close eye on him through dozens of surveillance cameras but only called police when the massage therapists found him dead.
After Sawusch’s death, Moore and Flores moved back into his home and allegedly attempted to siphon off another $20 million from his accounts.
They have maintained that they acted in Sawusch’s best interest and were trying to help him overcome his deteriorating mental health.
The allegations in this case are disturbing and highlight the potential dangers of trusting others with financial and healthcare decisions.
It is essential to have a support system in place that includes trusted family members, legal professionals, and healthcare providers.
The case also raises important questions about the ethical use of ketamine and other psychedelic drugs in the treatment of mental health conditions.
It is crucial to ensure that these substances are used safely and effectively, and that patients receive appropriate medical supervision.
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