Update: Additional charges laid by RCMP from Project Broken

December 21, 2018
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador

News release

The RCMP Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit in St. John's has laid additional charges in relation to the investigation, Project Broken, details of which were released publically this month.

Project Broken is an investigation into an organized crime group that was conducting an inter-provincial drug trafficking operation.

With the assistance of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), the Canada Revenue Agency, the Forensic Accounting Management Group, and Seized Property and Management Directorate, investigators were able to determine that offences related to money laundering and the proceeds of crime had occurred.

The continued investigation has resulted in additional charges for one man who was previously charged in this investigation and new charges against another man who was not charged at the time of the original media release.

Jonathan Brandon Mahon, 27 years old, of St. John's, NL – Additional charges

  • 2 counts of laundering the proceeds of crime, s. 462.31(1)(a) Criminal Code
  • 3 counts of possession of the proceeds of crime, s. 355(a) Criminal Code

Steven Francis Noseworthy, 27 years old, of Torbay, NL – New charges

  • Laundering the proceeds of crime, s. 462.31(1)(a) Criminal Code

Both individuals were charged in St. John's Provincial Court on December 17, 2018 and are set to appear for first appearances related to these charges on January 23, 2019.

RCMP NL Federal Serious and Organized Crime Unit targets criminal activity involving national security, organized crime and drug trafficking throughout the entire province of Newfoundland and Labrador and investigations such as these continue to be a national strategic priority.


Contact information

Corporal Jolene Garland
Media Relations Officer – RCMP NL

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