Three executives of a payroll servicing company were sentenced to federal prison and ordered to pay more than $2 million for failing to pay taxes collected from their clients.

Scott M. Boley, 49, of Mesa, Ariz., Douglas Morby, 51, of Ogden, and Robert Langford, 56, of Mesa, Ariz., were executives and owners of the Provident Management Group, which operated in Utah and Arizona from 2000 to 2003.

One of the company's services was the collection and payment of federal payroll taxes. But in a March plea agreement, the three men admitted to collecting those payroll taxes and failing to give the money to the IRS.

Morby and Boley pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy for their part in the scheme. Langford pleaded guilty to conspiracy, mail fraud and willful failure to pay over tax monies.

U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball sentenced Boley to 30 months in federal prison. Morby was sentenced to 36 months. Langford was sentenced to 70 months.