A whistleblower who says he uncovered computer misuse by top Clay County officials has accepted a $30,000 settlement of his lawsuit against the county. Corey Dakin had claimed he was illegally fired for uncovering the problems. County commissioners say they fired Dakin becauseof continuing computer security problems, not because he found evidence officials had used county computers to illegally get into court records, trade stocks, and visit mature internet sites. The county says it’s cheaper to pay Dakin and make his lawsuit go away than it would be to continue to defend itself in court. Dakin now works in Colorado.