A 62-year-old former HMO executive from suburban Chicago, Cleveland A. Tyson, was awarded over $56 million for his part in exposing fraud by his former employer. Amerigroup had managed care contracts with the state and the federal government. The company systematically turned away pregnant women and unhealthy patients in violation of its contracts to cover Medicaid patients. A jury found that Amerigroup cheated federal and state governments of $48 million. Damages are automatically tripled with the finding of fraud and, with penalties added by the court, the judgment against Amergroup came to $334 million. The company has agreed to settle for $225 million and the government will pay Mr. Tyson a 25% share.