Coastal Equities Broker Luke Johnson Under Investigation for Unsuitable Non-traded REIT Recommendations

Silver Law Group is investigating Wilmington, Delaware-based Coastal Equities, Inc. (CRD# 23769) broker Luke Johnson (CRD# 461987) for unsuitable recommendations in non-traded REITs, annuities and other illiquid investments. In August 2017, a Coastal Equities customer filed a FINRA arbitration alleging that Johnson recommended unsuitable securities purchased in approximately 2015.  The FINRA arbitration complaint alleges $56,000 in damages.  In 2005, Johnson’s previous firm permitted Johnson to resign after he admitted that he signed the name of his office’s designated supervisor on four (4) variable life insurance application forms which indicated an acceptable suitability review by the supervisor. Johnson operates under the name Legend Capital Group Inc. As part of his business under Legend Capital Group, he sells fixed insurance and annuity products for various insurance companies, according to his FINRA BrokerCheck report. He is also an investment…

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