New Galleon defendants from law firm, fund -source

NEW YORK Thu Nov 5, 2009 10:03am EST

NEW YORK Nov 5 (Reuters) - The new defendants in the widening Galleon insider trading probe include a lawyer from the firm of Ropes & Gray as well as people formerly with Incremental Capital, a hedge fund, a government source said on Thursday.

Eight more people have been arrested in connection with the Galleon scandal, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. (Reporting by Matthew Goldstein, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)