{FD} Mueller’s team slams Manafort’s lavish lifestyle in trial’s opening statements, as defense says wealth is no crime

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort’s lavish lifestyle was front-and-center during opening arguments in his fraud trial Tuesday afternoon, as prosecutors said he lied to put his money ahead of the law, while defense attorneys — and even the presiding judge — reminded jurors that exorbitant wealth, in itself, is not a crime.