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Morgan Stanley Stockbroker and Investment Advisor John Raphael Privitelli Charged with $4 Million in Customer Claim

By: Reif Law Group, P.C.

John Raphael Privitelli (CRD #  733924) is a stockbroker and FINRA-registered investment advisor with Morgan Stanley, working out of the Beverly Hills office. 

Timeline of Allegations

July 2014 Allegation against John Privitelli

In July 2014, customers alleged excessive trading and unsuitable investments regarding trust accounts between 2007 and 2012. A settlement is pending and Privitelli is seeking expungement of these charges, which would prevent other investors from learning about his alleged misconduct. The claimants requested $4 million in damages.

April 2016 Allegation against John Privitelli

In April 2016, a customer accused Privitelli of misrepresentation regarding investments made in May 2014.

In April 2016, a customer accused Privitelli of misrepresentation regarding investments made in May 2014. 

In July 2014, customers alleged excessive trading and unsuitable investments regarding trust accounts between 2007 and 2012. A settlement is pending and Privitelli is seeking expungement of these charges, which would prevent other investors from learning about his alleged misconduct. The claimants requested $4 million in damages.

Our law firm is investigating claims of investment losses by current and former customers of John Raphael Privitelli and his employer, Morgan Stanley. 

Can I Recover My Investment Losses?

Contact Reif Law Group immediately if you suffered investment losses resulting from improper trading activity by JOHN RAPHAEL PRIVITELLI or Morgan Stanley. We will work to protect your legal rights, but you must take immediate action – time is of the essence. The sooner you contact our office, the greater your chances of recovering your losses. Don’t wait. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Brandon S. Reif is the managing partner at Reif Law Group, P.C. and a distinguished trial attorney with a track record of delivering successful trial verdicts and arbitration awards. Mr. Reif is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent™ peer-rated, AV Preeminent™ – Judicial Edition-rated, and a Client Champion Platinum™ client-rated attorney. He has been voted one of Los Angeles Magazine’s “Top Attorneys in Southern California” from 2011 to 2021 and Southern California’s Super Lawyer® from 2011 to 2021 (elevated from Rising Stars® in 2015). Mr. Reif represents the securities and financial services industries in all types of lawsuits and arbitrations, including customer, vendor, sponsor, and insurer disputes. If you have a question about this article you can contact Mr. Reif by visiting his biography page here.